Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Shepherd

There is something deeply satisfying in the ancient profession of shepherding. I can feel that I have done this before, maybe in past times. It's not surprising. My mother's family came from the Persia-Iraq region where sheep were first domesticated more than 10,000 years ago. My father's mother was born in Scotland, not far from where the Vikings left their primitive sheep on the Shetland Islands. 

The teamwork of the shepherd and the guardian dog and their love of the sheep creates a sense of pleasure.

And for the sheep there is the comfort of security and safety. From that comes the rich fibers for the shepherd.

Yes, I have been here many times before. It feels good to be back.

From Fleur Creek Farm.

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