Back Gully Reserve, still

A delightful day, with sunshine, light winds and tractable sheep.  We did only a relatively short distance but the sheep were grazing most of the time.  The NE side of the gully is a bit hard for the sheep to find:  they have to make their way through fairly dense cutting sags (lomandra longifolia) and gorse to get well down into the better forage.  We just let them find their way, blocking any attempts at returning uphill, but otherwise not interfering.  It was exceedingly peaceful, and lovely to not be battling the wind as we did on Thursday.  In retrospect, it may be that the sheep were even more grateful than I was for the cessation of wind.  After my cup of tea, I stretched out and had a mini-nap in the sun.  Doesn't get much better than this!  Oh, and confession time--I've been taking the Polaris partway to the sheep, to give my ankle a bit of a rest--still having issues with it.  p.s. Computer is back, but a number of things aren't yet working quite right...at least I can do the maps, now!

July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016
P1: Still in the Back Gully Reserve, which is great. We’ll mosey down the eastern side of the gully if we can. Beautiful day– no wind and sunny. Should be a pleasure to be out!

P1: Still in the Back Gully Reserve, which is great. We’ll mosey down the eastern side of the gully if we can. Beautiful day– no wind and sunny. Should be a pleasure to be out!

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Slow start this morning--still lingering over their coffee!

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On the move.

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Moving down the gully.

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Forest ravens.

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P2: Snoozing in the sun

P2: Snoozing in the sun

P3: Clara looking very grown-up and lovable.

P3: Clara looking very grown-up and lovable.

P4: Resting again, on a nice, warm rocky bank. We’ll leave them here and let them graze back uphill at their leisure. As I’d hoped, they haven’t grazed this side of the gully yet, so this should keep them busy and content for the rest of today. Tomorrow I’m planning a full day circuit, since Monday’s forecast is not appealing!

P4: Resting again, on a nice, warm rocky bank. We’ll leave them here and let them graze back uphill at their leisure. As I’d hoped, they haven’t grazed this side of the gully yet, so this should keep them busy and content for the rest of today. Tomorrow I’m planning a full day circuit, since Monday’s forecast is not appealing!

P5: Peachberry heath just coming into blossom. You can see where I got the intense pink for the yarn colour!

P5: Peachberry heath just coming into blossom. You can see where I got the intense pink for the yarn colour!