Everyone Loves New Lambs

Everyone loves new lambs…even our border collie, Kai! Kai knew there was something new in the barn even before he stepped foot through the doorway. There were a few days during lambing, where I left Kai in the house so that I could tend to new lambs and moms. Kai saw my activity, going to and fro, and he could … Read More

Awaiting the Hour of Midnight on Christmas Eve

With the moon full and round in the sky on Christmas Eve, our sheep laid out under the night sky-awaiting the hour of midnight. For on this night, Christmas magic takes place and the sheep and llama come to life, talking in whispers in the field and barn. An old Scandinavian Christmas legend says that on midnight of Christmas Eve, … Read More

The Shepherd and His Dog-A Bond of Reciprocal Knowledge & Mutual Trust

Within the first page of The Art & Science of Shepherding, the authors paint a beautiful picture of the relationship between the shepherd and his dog-a bond of “reciprocal knowledge and mutual trust”. When a hiker in Provence, France, out for a day in the mountains, sees at some distance a shepherd and his herd, he may think at first … Read More