Thursday, July 31, 2008


Meet the backbone of my Shetland flock. The strength of the Shepherdess. The heart of the Bluff Country.

"Highland Hollow Alice"
chose me to be her shepherdess in 2001.

Since then, she has taught me many things.

She has given me many beautiful lambs.

She has made me laugh.

And she has stood by me when I cried.

She is my friend.

I love her strength and beauty.

I love her many faces.

I love her wisdom.

I am eternally grateful to Jane Eager and to God for bringing this wonderful animal into my life.


  1. What a wonderful tribute to your dear Alice...beautiful photos of a beautiful sheep. Over time, I have come to feel that I know Alice too. Thanks for sharing her....

  2. Thank you, Lois! Animals have always been a central part of my life and I have loved many, over the years. But there is something about Alice that has touched my soul...

    I KNOW that you understand.

  3. Alice is a real beauty Nancy - it's so obvious how special she is to you :)
    We are all very fortunate if we have one "Alice" in our lives.

  4. Anonymous6:07 PM

    I love all of your postings.This one on Alice is at the top of my favorites list. Love, love the photos of her. Thanks, as always, for sharing.

  5. THERE you are, Diane! I've missed seeing your comments. I worry when I don't hear from you....


    You're right, Deb ~ I think my 'good thoughts' for people from now on will be to wish them "Alice" ~ which, to me means: love, wisdom, friendship, dignity, humor, patience and serenity!

    I wish you all Alice!

  6. Anonymous8:28 PM

    Nice tribute.

  7. Lovely photos, lovely ewe! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Nancy, just so you know, you're not the first person to suggest I should have HSTs! Michelle initial tempted me with your beauties by sending me your blog link. I would love to have one or two of your lambs it's just coming up with the shipping!! :) Tammy

  9. What a lovely post. I really enjoyed reading this, so thanks. Makes me stop and think about the wonderful animals that have touched my life.

  10. Beautiful Post. Beautiful Alice. There are always those special ones in the flock.

  11. What a beautiful post!



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