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I had the bright idea to try haltering the sheep this morning and giving them their grain while tied up. I thought it would get them used to a positive coming out of being haltered. Was I ever wrong. First, catching them stressed them all to hell. They freaked out and poor Iris was panting hard she was so scared. Second, I wrenched my back trying to get them cornered. Third, even when I put down the buckets of grain every time I moved they freaked out and knocked the bins over. Wasted probably a pound and a half of grain. Argh!

Still, despite that colossal mistake, week 1 of being a shepherd has been pretty cool. Still can't get Athena to come for treats, and Iris only occasionally will come up. Aphrodite and Demeter are getting very calm around me - in fact, once I finally got everyone tied and settled they ate grain while haltered, unlike the other two. None of them are what I'd call domesticated yet, but it's only been a week.

Now I think it's time for a nap.

Iris says "let us out"!
Iris says "let us out"!


Aphrodite (left) and Demeter (right) allow chin scritches
Aphrodite (left) and Demeter (right) allow chin scritches
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