Sunday, September 18, 2005

The Sheep gave Ticks and got Brands

Yesterday was the spring muster. The sheep moved quickly down off the dry and barren winter pastures, as soon as the gates were opened. They hoped to graze on the fresh new grass on the flats, but the musterers had other ideas. They quickly pushed the sheep into the sheep yards. As the sheep pressed together in their pens, the lice and ticks jumped all over the place. The sheep were all branded with their owners mark and they looked quite proud of their brand new marks. The were then turned out onto the high, dry, barren mountains until the time would come for them to be shorn again.

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