This morning when making rounds after chores I found that the sow Australia was building a nest in the brush along the east edge of the south field. This morning she didn’t come up to get food although she was delighted with the bread I brought down to her nesting spot. She is well bagged up. Yesterday I noticed her color marks had darkened. She should be farrowing soon, possibly in the next three days.
Yesterday we moved the sheep from the home field lane to the south field with the help of the dogs Saturn, Cinnamon and Kia who kept them grouped. I am hoping the sheep will eat down the brush at the top of the hill in the south field which will make for better sledding and snow-boarding come winter. Last winter I used the tractor to make jumps, a half pipe and three crescents for the kids.