So myself and the Crazy Gang are back and there has been lots of goings on as you can imagine and events I will post about in the coming weeks updating you about all the antics including
Meg The Collie's Emergency Dash
Daisy's Double Surgery and The Fury Boot
Daisy Goes Missing
Libby's Dartmoor Diet
Jams, Chutneys and Marmalades
The Productive Patch
Dave The Lamb who we will start with!
The last post concerning the now world famous Dave 'the dog' Lamb was I think left with him being returned to the second pig area and being fenced in due to his frenzied attack on the garden which resulted in almost all my plants, veg and fruit bushes ending up in his woolly little mouth.
After a couple of failed attempts to get Dave out in the field with the rest of the Nunnery Farm Flock I decided it was time to open the gates and let him mingle with them as I was sure by now he would be convinced he was a lamb and not still believe he was one of the dogs. So the gate was opened and Dave looked at me, turned his back and walked to the top of the field and sat in the corner ignoring me and the open gate and there he stayed sulking for the rest of the day. After attempts to coax him through the gate to join the others I gave up and went inside thinking he would make his own way to the others - not so!
Dave said No to freedom! He stayed put in his pen for 3 days refusing to budge. He only ran out of the pen when the rest of the flock went in to check him out and appearing to be mortified by their actions he made a dash for it and ran as far away from them as he could. At last he was out and in the big field, he just had to stay in it and not climb back on to the driveway or run into the house.
I am not sure Dave the Lamb will ever fully integrate with the Flock but I don't think that matters, he will always be an honorary member of the dog pack!
Just one problem - I came back home this evening to find Dave out of the field and on the drive with Daisy! He is back in the field now but for how long is anybody's guess!