I don’t know what kind of wild party the sheep threw in the barn last night, but it was apparently the sort of party where holes get knocked into the walls.
That board is only being held up by the baseboard. I hope that party was fun.
“You can’t blame us for this!”
This is true, the board had to be knocked off from the inside, so Duke and his row of Dukelings are off the hook for this one.
The Dukelings may not have been the ones who knocked the board loose, but they were having great fun taking full advantage of the new “window” to peek through. Sheep love windows, even when the barn is empty and there’s really nothing much to see.
It was a mathematical inevitability that four Dukelings trying to peek through a “window” that only had room for one on each side of the board at a time led to a truly impressive battle over window-peeking rights.
“I SAID it’s MY turn to look!”
The four of them tend to gang up whenever they’re fighting with one of the bigger boys, but when they’re fighting each other it always devolves pretty quickly into “don’t you hit my brother!” with each set of twins squabbling angrily at the other set and forgetting whatever it was they were originally fighting about.
The video is a bit blurry (yay old camera!), but I like it anyway. The boys still have problems with their aim and end up both falling down more often than not. Cedar didn’t like Apple and Ash picking on Chestnut, and was lining up for a pretty impressive charge against Apple before Duke got irritated and charged in from left field to break it up. And poor little Chestnut is still the runt, but did his best anyway at backing Cedar up.
I’m not sure who to blame for installing the window in the first place. The only
suspects sheep who slept in that stall last night were the Shetlands, Will, Nova, and the two ram lambs from this year.
The Shetlands obviously would never do such a thing, unless they’re much better actors than I think they are.
Will has been known to collide spectacularly with walls, both intentionally and not, but Mira’s decided they’re in the ‘off-again’ stage of their on-again, off-again relationship and I’m fairly confident Will’s still moping too much to try to break through a wall that didn’t have her on the other side.
“I’m a strong, independent ewe that don’t need no boyfriend!”
Will thinks it’s very cruel of her to put such an obviously insurmountable barrier between them. The poor boy has never had a very firm grasp on the concept of going around to the gate.
Nova would quite probably break down a wall if she thought it was in her way, but she isn’t in heat and didn’t have any real rivals on either side of that particular wall, so my money is on Drake and Griffin as the culprits. They’ve been trying to pick fights with everyone in sight for weeks trying to prove their baby masculinity, and both Will and Liam were giving them very annoyed glares when I let them out this morning.
“The wall had it coming!”
I think it’s equally plausible that they have aim as bad as the Dukelings and hit the wall by accident, or that they hit the wall on purpose trying to pick a fight with the big(ger) boys on the other side. Griffin and Drake are both BB’s sons, and Drake is also Duke’s grandson through Nova. Any violence against fences and walls would not surprise me.
“Don’t you say mean things about my baby!”
Not that I would dare level any accusations against the two of them while their overprotective mothers hover nearby. Nor would I dare to suggest that two ram lambs nearly as tall as their mothers might not need such dedicated levels of overprotective hovering. I like having my kneecaps relatively intact.
I also like having my barn walls relatively intact, but I suppose I can’t have everything.