Sitting here in the home office, window open and can hear the sheep in the field at the bottom of the garden.
Having kept sheep myself in the past, perhaps I find it sort of second nature or maybe I'm getting a bit anthropomorphic, but I swear I can notice a certain tone from the ewes.
When the lambs are small they get quite agitated if mum doesn't respond immediately, but they are getting quite big now, and more inclined to go off to play with their friends.
This results in a much more "world weary" bleat from their mothers, sort of along the lines of "Kevin, I'm warning you now that if you don't come along for your tea this minute, I'm going to lie down and give both me feet and me udder a rest" or "Charlene, if you don't stop racing up and down the side of that hedge I swear I'll butt you from here to next week when you do come back!"
Yes, I know....... daft old bat that I am! I drove past my parents old house the other day, and there were sheep in the field where MY sheep used to be, gave me quite a pang.
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