Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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.
Posted by Long Ridge Farm at 6:39 PM