Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tupping Time

It's an exciting time of year for the tups, with the prospect of a field full of ladies to look after over the next few weeks, ladies....

....who have been gathered in from the hills by the crofters, whatever the weather, and confined in a field for the tups' convenience.

Depending on the crofter, and how early in the spring he or she is prepared to risk lambing, some tups are already at work, but....

....others are still in the bachelor fields, where the gentle, matey life of summer has given way to a certain amount of pushing and shoving. However....

....the excitement seems have been too much for one of them.

Many thanks to Sue for the picture of the gathering.

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