This was a pretty quite day - all we had to do was feed the guard dog (Reno) and check fences. The sheep were all lying down and chewing their cuds when we arrived - they looked very content. This paddock may take them a bit longer - there is more poison oak than I realized at first. We may have to force them to eat the brush a bit.
Reno was not my first choice as far as guard dogs go for this project. The Walden Woods Homeowner's Association was worried that a barking dog would annoy residents. Since Reno is the least vocal of our guard dogs, we brought him. He's going to be a very capable dog, but he's still a puppy. I don't trust him entirely with babies - kids or lambs. This meant that I did not bring as many goats to the project as planned - most of our goats have kids at the moment. Our next entry (this summer) will include more goats.
In other news (I've always wanted to say that), we had 3 new lambs at Doty Ravine today, including the little ewe lamb in this photo. Not sure where the black eye-patch came from, but she's pretty cute!