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Mike CHS

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I forgot to post about the zero turn mower. I got it out yesterday and cut the long section by our driveway in about 30 minutes. That section takes closer to an hour with the riding mower so that is a good thing. I even cut the half acre around the house and all together I only spent an hour doing what used to take almost two hours so I'm happy. We did get the bagger for the zero turn since that is how we do grass for lambs quite a bit but I'll keep the old mower in reserve just in case this one doesn't work as well.
 

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I'm open to suggestions about a situation that I created. Oshi will always have the cautions about a ram is a ram but he has gotten totally tame and enjoys his scratches. After Oshi and Pete eat, Oshi will come up to get his ears scratched and just stand there. The problem is that he will do the ram posturing and back up around 10 feet or so and then come trotting toward me. He will stop a few feet from me and scratch the ground to get petted. The problem is that Maisy thinks he is attacking me and will go after him. I can keep it under control but I would rather it didn't happen so I obviously need to quit doing something I'm doing.
 

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Is this happening only when they are in a field by themselves when you are not using him for breeding? You said when you feed him and Pete, so I assume the ewes are not there too? Or does he do this also when in with the ewe's for breeding season. If this is only when they are in the "bachelor" field, then even though it is a little more risk, you might have to not let Maisy in with them when you are doing the scratches for the males. Like what @Baymule said. Yes, you would not have her protection, but you don't want her to be chasing him off so that Oshi gets more aggressive towards her or any dog. Sadly, it is just his way of signalling you that he wants the attention since he is a Ram as she said... Doubt you could change his behavior because he is doing what comes naturally to him.
 
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