"The Boys" as we have been calling them have begun learning their territory. Every morning, shortly before sunrise, they get fed and then it is time for them to go to work learning their boundaries. The other morning I tagged along. The sun was just peaking over the mountain.
The electric fence got turned off and opened up.
Out went the sheep to graze.
Archie and Winston followed The Farmer around the inside of the night pasture.
Then it was time to walk the other pastures.
We have one very open pasture and two other fenced pastures that are abandoned apple orchards. Over the past couple years we have had permanent fencing put in to protect the sheep from the wildlife that are their predators. Until a month ago, things had been fine. And then this.....
Each morning, all four dogs walk the fences with their boss.
They walk down towards Glen Brook....
Along the way, we found one of many tunnels the coyotes have been working on.
Archie and Winston had a good sniff.
All four dogs seem to be loving this new morning ritual.
And more walking....
By the time we came up out of the lower orchard, the sun was shining.
The boys are growing so fast. I can't believe how much bigger they are since this photo was taken last week.
Thanks again for all your help with the names. Get ready for more puppy photos as the boys grow.