We had a mild frost this morning after fitful rain last night, so the day started beautifully--sunny and light winds. I found the sheep just coming back out of the Stud Paddock, so brought them up over the hill to graze around the woolshed. They had a lovely graze down the west-facing hill of the Strip (V1), then a sojourn in the lower reaches of Curly Sedge Creek, where they seemed set to spend the morning! So Janie and Chance and I did the best end-run we could around them, sloshing through the creek to get past without inadvertently chasing them back down to the end. Out of Curly Sedge and into the yards that lead into the woolshed, where I had only middling success in getting them to graze up near the shed. I didn't want to use the dogs, because it's a confined space, and also, I wanted them to graze, not trample. I think there are probably too many sheep in the mob for this to ever work gracefully, so I'll just wait till shearing to let them graze it on their way out of the shed. In contrast, they were delighted to be let loose in the long narrow paddock behind the sheds, and spent the afternoon grazing it from stem to stern. The dogs were not terribly impressed, because I had to keep them locked in the kennels as their yard is contiguous to the paddock with sheep. There would be no rest for the flock with 7 dogs running up and down the fence! Oh, and I got a look at the swan family through my binocs, and there are 6 babies! I'll try to get a video tomorrow.
Video V1 above.