Apr 19 2009
Sunday morning. The sheep know that when I’m in the barn, they’re about to be fed. In this recording, they become quite vocal when, first one, then the other six ewes in the paddock realise they’re about to get some hay. Once the hay is dropped (at about 2:00 minutes) they can be heard running between the three piles, making sure the others aren’t getting the better stuff. To a sheep, the grass truly is greener on the other side. The squawking birds in the background are Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. (other birds include plover, magpie, currawong, various parrots and the neighbours chickens & geese)
Also notice how dry the area is. The green paddock in the background is constantly watered by our neighbour to feed his Alpacas.
BTW:- In regards to the title of this post, we buy our lamb from the butcher.
Recording set-up consists of a Rode NT4, inside a Rode blimp. Tracked directly into a Sound Devices 702 (originally at 24/96)