The Madness of Sheep

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

Removal of sheep from the Reserve seems to becoming a weekly task!

This time 14 managed to find their way onto the Reserve and quickly disappeared into the Willow Carr maze that is Foxglove. After some time we found them; they had made their way from the Secret Heath to the Hay Meadow where they were happily munching on the sward a few weeks ahead of schedule. 

After all the madness with the sheep we started on repairing the straining post on the Wetland, which required the digging of a humongous hole along with the use of the quad bike to alleviate wire tension. 

After getting the straining post set in we busied ourselves with alleviating more tension on the post so that we were able to slip the existing struts into position (this time higher up to give additional support for the load-bearing post).

After the excitement of the day it was worth taking a moment to admire the Moorland from the top gate before turning the quad bike in for the day.

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