|Gracie Leads the Flock When I Am Out Front!|
It has been a hard year around here in the sheep flock. To date there have been five of their members that have died. For the most part it has been the effects of old age, but there have been a few tragic incidents as well. Losing Lanny last month was the kicker--he was my 'big white' wether and steadfast in moving them along.
|Gracie Says--I'm Retired!|
|Flock on the Run|
|Luna Says--Not Me! I just want to lead a quiet life in the background!|
|Ford Says--I'm trying to lead--stupid girls....|
|Eve Says--no way, I'm scared of my shadow!|
|One of these is a the chief instigator of brawls & mayhem.....|
|In quieter times....|
I think with the weather warming up this phase will pass for now. But it would sure be nice for a leader to step forward ---Ford is trying, Callum does what he can (he is old and crippled up), Gracie (my 12 year old Dorset) says she is retired...and so it goes.
I'm not sure there is anything to do about it, just wait them out and hope they mature some this summer, or work it out, and try and keep the old folks safe. At least so far we have ample grass and am praying that we do not have drought this year!