Becoming a Shepherd

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Here is Kyle leading the rest of the sheep flock out to the north pasture yesterday morning. The geese are waddling behind, honking with enthusiasm.

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Kyle has learned a great deal about sheep over the past six weeks — always lead, never chase; stay out in front so they will flock behind him, etc. He has helped catch sheep, worm them, sort them. He can set up fences and move shelters. He is a huge help.

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When I told Kyle he was becoming a real shepherd, he exclaimed happily, “All I need now is a crook!”

Though my fields have slowly improved year after year, I am almost out of grass on the farm. Summer is nearly over.

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2 Responses to Becoming a Shepherd

  1. Susanna says:

    I have loved following the adventures of Kyle and Selden this summer!!

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