I was walking down the alley we have created for the livestock to walk to any of the seven new paddocks for our rotational grazing and noticed a brown path worn by the animals.   They all walk the same path and it wears a mud line to and fro.  I looked at the shape of it and laughed.  It veers to the right and then to the left and goes straight and the pattern continues.  It mde me very curious about why.  So I did a moment of research and found out that sheep and goats walk that way so they can see what is going on behind them.  This makes perfect snse to me.

Below is a photo of one of the paths and if the photo continued, you’d see the many meanderings in the grass.  For some reason it looks as though a second path has been started.


© William Churchill 2014