Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bring them Down


Isn't this just a neat picture. We were so blessed to watch them bring these "woolies" down from the high country. Summer was over and they were taking them to a different location for winter.

We had a small sheep herd at one time. The Rancher has tried about everything. We had 100 ewes and it was an experience. I am sure some of our neighboring confirmed cattlemen would never agree that there could be anything good about them. Our children learned a lot with them. One thing in particular was how to move fast when one particualr ram was around.

I never did care for mutton. I guess that makes me a true cattle rancher. They did bring us in a profit at a time when we needed it though so it was something we were thankful for.

The preditors soon learned when lambing season was and our years as sheepherders was short lived.

3 comments:

Andi said...

Neat Picture! Look at you loading pictures to posts and everything!

Dawn said...

I looooooooved the sheep we had. And I love the picture too!

Paula said...

"I looooooved the sheep" says the daughter that didn't have to gather the eggs and get knocked down by Nixon on a regular basis. LOL

Great post!