There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

February 22, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number six.

Another Humming Bird photograph. Alex.

Another Panda photograph. Elsie.

Strange cloud – “rubbing out the sun” Julia.

Swans at Martin Mere. Goldfinch at Minsmere FF (Rose)

The camera and equipment that was needed to set up the broadcasting in Delaware, USA, is installed and we are getting images of the location through our private viewing. At the moment the picture is not as good as it should be. We can see the area but the picture is rolling. I spoke to Peter this evening, he is working on the problem and it will be rectified very shortly. Unfortunately it is snowing where he is. To get to the camera he needs to use a rowing boat. I know that is not a very nice experience in the snow. We will have to monitor what is being broadcast privately for a month, as the location is in a built up area and we do not want to intrude on peoples privacy. We also need to make sure that we are not broadcasting any thing that will offend our viewers. The water area where the camera is located is called Indian River Bay. It sounds an exciting wildlife area.

Now that you have seen how many Sheep and Lambs there are in the field next to ours, you will know for sure that they are our neighbour’s and not mine. The thought of having that amount frightens me to death. I remember when I had a hundred of them. The trouble with Sheep is that you can get a lot of problems with their feet. Foot rot is not uncommon. You need to regularly trim there feet, trouble is Sheep have four feet, multiply that by a hundred and you have got a very aching back. Especially when you are new at trying to be a Shepperd. With me it was trying. Try catching Sheep when you are new at it. It starts off being a bit of a laugh until you are sweating buckets on a hot summers day, and you have still only managed to catch one. To trim their feet you need to have their backs leaning into you legs, with the Sheep backside on the ground. Try getting them in that position so that you are able to trim their feet without them being able to move, when you are new at keeping Sheep. You would be very fortunate if you managed to get one of their feet trimmed before they had managed to wriggle into a position, that made it impossible for you to keep them where you wanted them, and it is not easy to get them into that position in the first place, there is a knack to it. Until you get the knack it is hard work. The few we have, are a few to many but we will keep them. Mind you I do like to hear the Lambs bleating and calling out from the field next door.