Notes from Windward: #65
by Kathy O'
This morning I was letting the yearlings (+ Dolly) out to graze.
Penny, who was out, baa'd at Zed who was in the main pen. Zed baa'd
Encouraged, I said to Zed, "Would you like to go out and play
with Penny?", and Zed stared at me as if he was considering that.
Further encouraged, I pointed to the main gate and said I'd let him
out if he would walk over there. I started toward the gate, and so
As we approached the gate, the ewe and lamb who were blocking it
moved away. I opened the gate, and Zed walked through. He went over
to Penny and the two began grazing side by side.
I don't know how we were able to communicate so well, but both Zed
and I had a very gratifying and successful experience.
Kathy O' chatting with Penny
Yes, I will still be cool with the slaughter, but a happy candidate
is better than a traumatized one (the meat is tenderer).
coming out for a morning's graze
Notes From Windward - Index - Vol. 65