When I was out for my walk this morning, I helped one of the neighbouring farmers deal with a runaway ewe and her lamb. But this wasn't traditional shepherding with a crook and a dog ........ his preferred method of rounding them up was to use his ....... Mercedes!!
He had been herding them along the road, when they were able to escape through an open gate into a field - he drove in after them and encouraged them to come back out - I took this photo just as they emerged. He parked across the road so that they couldn't go back that way and started shouting orders at me to drive them back towards him (I was still a fair distance away, the photo was taken with the zoom lens!). Just as he shut the gate, the ewe made a run for it past me, with the lamb trotting behind, and they legged it on up the hill. At that point I left the farmer to get on with it and continued with my walk!!
I walk for a mile and a half, which brings me to a road junction. I stand at the junction and admire the view, before I turn and walk back up the hill - the first two thirds of the road home is uphill - I am always glad when the final downhill stretch comes into view!!. This morning I lingered to take some photos - in this one, on the left you can two of the three Eildon Hills (Trimontium) and on the right you can see one of the two Minto Hills (and lots of beautiful blue sky)
Can you see a little creature in the middle of this photo - its companion had run away, but it must have thought that if it kept very still, I wouldn't see it!! (click on the photo to enlarge it)
One of our neighbours has an old donkey - he is now thirty! I usually only hear him in the morning as he is in the paddock at the back of their house, but today he was out in the field. As you can see he has rather unuaual colouring!
As usual for Fridays, I was busy this morning doing the housework, but then it was off to Borderland fabrics for an afternoon of sewing. I had finished the applique on the runner, so took my sewing machine with me to sew on the binding. All I have to do now is handstitch the binding on the back (I took this photo when I got back home)
I haven't forgotten that I said I would tell you my plan for all those ends on the shawl/scarf ...... I am going to thread beads on them. I would have shown you, but despite having hundreds of beads in my stash, I don't have in the right shade of pink!!
I hope you all have a super weekend, love, Anne