... on the other side.
The Khatadins and their lambs finally head out to pasture after a long winter.
Moving a flock with young lambs the first time is always a task requiring special care as it is easy for the lambs to get spooked and bolt through a fence. The easiest way to move them for me is to set up portable fencing lanes as necessary to make sure there is only one choice for movement on offer. Here you can see I've run such a temp fence up to the gate post so that their only choice on offer is to go through the gate - the area they are passing though is a big square yard with a pond in the middle and 6 gates to different areas.
They are looking pretty happy. And I'm looking pretty happy too - no lambs got separated off or panicked. A smooth move is the payoff for some basic prep work in advance.
The Shetlands are still in their separate barn yard with Bonnie. They will hang there until the shearer has come and gone, hopefully this weekend. And then the two flocks will be combined. In the meantime I'm hoping my 5 wire electric fence will provide sufficient deterrence to the local coyotes.