Riddlesden Jacobs

A site about a West Yorkshire flock of Jacob Sheep

Weather

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All this wet weather has left our fields and catching pens in a rather muddy, soggy, puddled mess. Going to feed the sheep will soon require water wings and I reckon webbed feet would be a distinct advantage.The pictures below show some of puddles.

Yesterday was the first time the weather seemed to bother the sheep. Might just be me projecting of course – it bothered me, I was wet through because I decided to go feed on my way home from my Mum’s rather than going home and getting waterproof pants on first. When I arrived at the field all sheep were stood, heads down, bottoms turned against the wind looking miserable. They perked up once they realised I had come to feed them and watching them negotiate the big puddle to get to the shed we feed them in was actually quite comical.

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Sheep in the rain

The three ram lambs we still have were far less bothered by the rain and wind. They were grazing in the middle of their field. The ewe lambs seemed less concerned too – more interested in food than anything else. All in all they seemed fine and in pretty good condition but it would be nice to get a bit of dry weather to get them in and have a proper look at them!

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Number 17 keeping watch

Author: Jess Guth

Dr Jess Guth is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She blogs at jessguth.com She also doesn't really run - reallynotarunner.com

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