Late March and early April are busy times – after a long winter away from the garden and fields I’ve got my work cut out for me. Tree limbs and branches need to be cleared from the wooded areas of the sheep pasture. The garden sage needs to be trimmed back. Asparagus needs to be mulched. Manure needs to be spread before I even think about pulling out the rototiller. . . but I get easily distracted by the sheep. My own fault. I’ve tamed them down to make caring for them easier (try chasing after a scared flock in muck boots during shearing time!) but now they’ve gotten used to being handled and nearly beg for attention whenever I walk past.