Now the question is, how do you know if your sheep have escaped when it is foggy? The answer is you don't until the owners of the property phone you to let you know that when they returned from work there were no sheep in the field.
How do you know that they were out all day if no one actually saw them leave? The answer is that their hoofprints can be tracked in the freshly moistened, soil, doing a tour of half the farm. Then down to the river for a midday siesta, discernable by lightly flattened grass. Then the afternoon spent wandering aimlessly picking at the new green regrowth until the furthest field is selected for beddie byes.
Still not sure it was the full day.... this is a dead cert when the offending children have been returned to their fenced environment so exhausted that they lie down in their field and do not move at all for the following 18 hours other than to move their mouths chewing their cud contentedly.
Sorry in advance for the next pic but.......
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area