Important Inverted Ewe PSA - 🧑‍🌾

Hope this Friday finds you all as bright and spirited as a morning on the farm! Speaking of which, let me share a little tale from just this past Thursday that might give you a chuckle—or at least a healthy dose of déjà vu!

It was a typical beautiful morning rush (you know, my usual mode of operation), and my trusty canine sidekick Lily and I were up early for a trip to the abattoir with a load of lambs. After a quick pit stop at Brown’s garage for some fuel and the mandatory catch-up chat, we headed back to the barn for the usual round of chores.

But something was amiss—No Rita, our vigilant livestock guardian dog, wasn’t there to greet us as usual. And that’s when that funny feeling of déjà vu hit me. Off I went to find out what today's puzzle would be.

As I rounded the corner in the barnyard, I spotted Rita sitting next to an unusual sight: a ewe, but not just any ewe—an upside-down ewe, with all four legs sticking straight up in the air! Jumping to conclusions, as one does, my first thought was, "Another one bites the dust..." But just seconds later, I saw her struggle.

Oh, she’s just "cast." "Cast," you ask? Well, here’s my public service announcement for the week: Did you know sheep are like turtles? They often cannot right themselves if they roll onto their backs. What usually happens is they lay down for a rest near a dip in the ground and roll back into it. Once there, they're stuck and will perish if not helped.

Rita did her part, ensuring Mr. Coyote didn’t take advantage of her vulnerable state overnight. Now it was my turn to help. I bent down and with a gentle little push, she was back on her feet and off she went.

So, here’s a PSA for all my readers: next time you're out for a walk and come across a ewe (as you do, LOL) with her feet in the air, take a moment to right her. It may not be a common occurrence around these parts, but hey, you never know when you might be the hero!

Enjoy your weekend, and remember—always keep an eye out for upside-down sheep!

Farmer Rod
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