My friend Maria keeps sheep and working border collies, and I spent a fabulous day with her last weekend. I learned lots.
For instance: Llamas guard sheep from predators and take their job quite seriously.
This is Rambo with one of his appreciative sheep.
Lambs sure are cute. (OK, I already knew that one.)
But I never realized how pretty their mamas are.
Border collies enjoy their work, and take it seriously. This is Cooper.
Levi waits and watches. Sheep really enjoy their food – and the people that carry it for them. (Rambo spotted me with the camera and dared me to come closer. I declined. ) Watching Maria work with her canine partners was a real treat. If you’ve never had the opportunity to watch dogs doing the work they were born to do, you are missing out. I loved taking their photos, and will be posting more soon.
For more information about Maria, her dogs, and her livestock, please visit the North Face Farm website.