The lambs born this Spring are already too big to be on the eagle take-away menu, and I’ve sheared all the lambs from last year – the hoggets. So, as they’ve grazed Bothy Field down as far as it’ll decently take, it’s time to move them onwards and upwards. Today they’ve moved up into High Field – though, as the fencing is still not complete, I’ll be relying on the fact that the vegetation there has nevere been systematically grazed, and there’s little chance they’ll make much impact on it in just a few days. In a day or two, I’ll take them through our hill gate out on to the Beinn Sgiathan common grazing, where they’ll stay until Autumn. I’ll still be checking them daily – and that’s a long walk over rough ground, but it’ll give our own fields a rest, and our wallets too: the sheep will have a huge area to roam in search of fodder.