Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Hot buggy sheep
Sheep were trying hard to keep their noses away from the blackflies today. Maine blackflies are a hazard of life here and very buggy. The easily draw blood with their bites. I've grown used to them, but even so I prefer to avoid them when I can.
The sheep dislike them too. Especially when they get on and in their noses.
So they try to keep their noses as covered as they can. The flies can only really bite them there.
This little lamb was using the feed bowl, while the rest of the flock was using numbers and the picnic table.
Sometimes the sheep get in a circle with their noses all in the middle, other times they stand with their noses up to a tree.