Pic of the (shortest) day – Hurrah!

I don't think we've ever had so much grazing in December.

A group of sheepdogs with a frisbee

We reduced the sheep numbers, assuming there wouldn't be enough keep for the 30 we had through the summer and autumn, and now our small flock (flockette?) is making very little impact on the grass.

The orchard still has plenty of windfall apples under the trees; a sure sign that the sheep are finding plenty of more familiar food elsewhere. Usually, by December, the apples are just a memory.

Black and white border collie puppy with mottled legs
Odo - up to his knees in grass (though, to be fair, that isn't very far at all)

We don't even need to restrict the dogs in the field because we've no worry (yet) about poaching the ground. What an easy start to the winter - and what a bright Shortest Day.

Well, almost shortest day. This year the solstice will be December 22nd, so Happy Shortest Day Eve!

    2xDVD set. Watch the Preview Here

    Click icon at bottom-right of viewer for full-screen mode.

    Learn how to train your first sheepdog with the 2xDVD set that shows sheepdog training as it really is! As well as clear instruction on what to do, you'll see things going wrong and how to put them right. More info
    We automatically ship the correct format for your location. Choice of six currencies to pay in! | Buy NOW

    © Images, video, articles and text on this website are protected by copyright laws and must not be reproduced without the owner's written permission.

We'd love to read your comments -