Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Della's day

Neville and Della found each other....and it was a beautiful sight. I walked out to the field to do morning chores and found them rising up together in the frosty field, separate from the flock, together. It was stunning to see them in the early sunshine, oblivious to routine. They tumbled down to join the rest of the breeding group for breakfast, together.

They had the most lovely mating...and I know I tend to be pretty personal about my sheep and their comings and goings. But this is also the beauty of watching over a small flock of sheep. I get the opportunity to be up close and personal with them.

Later in the morning, while the other sheep settled down for some digesting, well, Della and Neville danced.

And they spent the afternoon like this. It was truly the most lovely mating I have witnessed. I adore Della. We brought her to our farm last summer and I have not regreted one lovely moment of her presence.

This love affair is short lived...maybe until tomorrow morning. But even so, life is sweet.


  1. You always have such cool pictures and good stories.

  2. Anonymous8:51 AM

    They really do look very content with each other, don't they? I hope they don't miss each other too much when it's time for Neville to go home.

    You love your sheep the way I loved my horses.

    Happy farming and good luck for a white ewe baby.


  3. Anonymous9:53 AM

    ... hmmm ... males can be so sweet and attentive when they have a special end in mind ... and once they get what they're after, the tune can suddenly change. in this case, Della will be just fine without him. ~ m.