Thursday mornings I have to put the bin out for trash collection and the boys were out having an early morning graze.

It was a beautiful morning for a few pictures. Especially good to catch a few of Hawk and Heron as they all flirted with the ewes on the other side of the driveway.

The faces of the rams get very wrinkled and appear swollen during breeding season as their olfactory chambers are swelling, creating more internal surface area in order to better detect ewes that are ready to be bred, and their own scent glands enlarge. We are extra careful around rams this time of the year. They get cranky from walking their beat, back and forth along the pasture fence, and they often spar with each other in anticipation of breeding.