The cool summer was great for pasture growth and the flock should be grazing for some time yet before they switch onto hay for the winter.
But autumn being upon us, the rams are in rut so they are confined to a yard on the opposite side of the barn to the pastures, with a round bale of hay to munch on.
Its decent hay and I couldn't figure out why the boys were turning their noses up at it and nibbling instead of thistles in the yard.
Today I went to fork the hay up a little to encourage them.
This is a serious and very active hornet nest.