|This photo op sent me swooning with delight. Too cute for words.|
Fascinating Fact of the Day about Witheridge:
From this site:
|At one point, the lamb herd wandered over to the pond next door to our house, Pond Cottage. We couldn’t help but laugh.|
I can’t help but tease Tom over his participation in this process as a competent shepherd. Moving this many sheep at one time always requires a third person to assist, most often a neighbor or friend.
|The lambs wandered off to wherever they liked with little regard to the mission at hand.|
|They checked out the pond.|
|They stopped to graze on some fresh grass, far from where they were headed.|
|Finally, they acquiesced and entered the area to which they’d be nudged along.|
|The chickens were curious as they watched the lambs herded into the barn.|
|With all of them in the fenced area, John nudged them along further.|
|Still, a little resistance from the young ones.|
|With all of them inside the fenced area, John and Renate locked the gate. John is a retired doctor (no retiring for them working so hard on this 150-acre farm) and handles most sheep’s health issues with expertise and ease.|
May you have a fine day!
Photo from one year ago today, October 3, 2018:
|A giraffe visiting our garden was quite a thrill. We’d seen this large male at other locations in the park. For more photos, please click here.|