Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vermont, Part IV: Sheep

While in Vermont we spent Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Monday afternoon on Scott Farm - picking apples, wandering between the barns, and watching the sheep. The boys always enjoy helping with the feeding and watering. But our favorite activity is playing with Kip, the border collie, as he moves the sheep between different fields. I love the perspective in the second photo. Kip has set himself directly in the path of these ewes, blocking their progress. As I've mentioned before, he's a sweetheart of a dog, but is happiest when he's running the sheep.

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Kitty said...

I love these working dogs. They're a joy to watch.

I watched a show about them on tv that explained these creatures retain just the right amount of instinct...they act like wolves in how they stalk the sheep, which provokes the flock to obey. But then the dogs never attack.

looks like a fun getaway!

One Wink at a Time said...

I love so many of your pictures, but these have to be some of my new favorites. So whimsical :-)

vijay said...

It looks great to see a dog taking caring of sheep and also the thick woolen sheep are nice to see.

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