He winked at me!

We were supposed to keep the rams separate from the sheep until a few weeks ago to avid Christmas lambs.  We have 3 mature tups with magnificent horns.  The horns are thick and plaited and on their third loop.  They cannot butt facing each other  anymore but launch themselves sidewards about 3 foot up in the air to clash horns.  They had the run of the middle paddock along with a small tup lamb born this year.  He is tiny and is completely free of horns.  They ate all the windfall apples and walnuts even though I tried to sneak in and get some walnuts (I hate to eat them but thought it would be good to try and stain the dining room floor again).  Any way we rounded them up and let them back in with the sheep.  They charged through the gate … then we noticed that the tup lamb was missing.  We searched the woods and finally went to count the sheep.  Yep, you guessed it, he had jumped back into the field weeks ago and we hadn’t noticed.  He came up to say hello with a sly grin and I’m sure he winked at me.

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