Shetland sheep have changed my life and touched my heart. They have brought me joy, adventure and serenity. Follow along as I live each day influenced by memories of my mighty flock of mini sheep ~ aided and abetted by "Bellamica", the English Shepherd,"Sable", my livestock guardian dog and "Hero" the rescue dog that stole my heart! You'll also meet many of the homeless dogs that I rescue and rehome as part of Bluff Country Canine Rescue.
Friday, October 02, 2009
I don't know why all my photos downloaded in a really small format and when I try to make them big enough to actually SEE they are blurry, but this is the best I can do for now. I'll try to observe what's going on when I download new photos later on today.
In the meantime, it's cool and cloudy and rainy in the Bluff Country and I LOVE IT!!
The sheep don't seem overly thrilled, although they did all come running to see me when I went into their pasture.
I retreated to the covered 'porch' area by their barn to avoid the wetness. I love listening to the windchimes that are hanging by the ewes' barn.
My gilrls are always so happy to see me. I rarely take animal crackers or treats out to them because, when I do, they are obnoxiously pushy and demanding more focused on the treat than on quality bonding time with me.
My beautiful ladies have free acess to the big barn but pretty much only go in if it's really storming out or to get their minerals, sea kelp or rumen buffer. Most of the time, they prefer to stay out in the open or under the roof of the 'porch'. I think that my sheep might just be slightly spoiled...
"I'm thinking that if we were all that 'spoiled' there wouldn't be a barn full of feathery fowl in the backyard! I guess as long as we get the big barn with the porch, it's not all that bad. Don't tell Mom I said that though..."