Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Another good day....

Howdy everyone- Dalai Llama here! I am the boss, protector in chief of the sheep flock here at the Homestead. I am in charge- least whenever Sandy is not around! IF a coyote, dog (or person) steps a foot in the pasture with my sheep, first I round them up into a circle and tell them to stay there til I say it is ok to move. Believe me, they DO stay, I have taught them well. I keep predators away from my sheep by stomping, biting or shaking them. I have never had to hurt an animal and hope I don't ever have to- but don't try me! (I also have the help of the Great Pyrenees dogs Bobbi & Andrew- but they are the night guards, I am the day guard).
This is what I see every morning, sheep sleeping outside and in the barn. This is Sunshine the Shetland- doesn't she look happy?

This is a picture of some of my older sheeps, who would rather sleep late. Can't have two groups of sheep so I round them all up so we are ready to hit the salad bar (aka BIG pasture) when Sandy comes out for an early walk. Normally I am the lead Llama, but when Sandy is out, I am second in the single file following her. (Sandy can really be bossy but I love her anyway!)

This is the view from the top of the tallest hill on our farm. The fields are across the street and in the far top left corner, there are wild turkeys gobbling and saying good day- every morning. Sandy waits here while we all go out the gate- the SHEEP each stop on the way out for smooches and hugs. Not ME though, I am NOT into hugs! Treats yes, hugs no.....
I bring the sheep back by the barn several times a day for a cold drink of water and a nap in the shade. Sometimes I am sneaky and push the dogs out of the way to soak my toes in the water tank when it is hot out ;0) . I bring the sheep back home by dark so Bobbi & Andrew dogs can take over for night watch. I love my job, my sheep- and every morning is the start to another great day!
PS- the sheep are finishing up an update (aka Sandy is cracking the whip) so don't forget to stop by the website and etsy ok?

3 comments:

Karen said...

I think i need to come live at your house LOL looks beautiful :))

Sandy & the sheep said...

come on down!!

Karen said...

hehe Australia might be a bit far, otherwise i'd be there lol