As you know, one of the sheep went missing the other day only to return on the wrong side of the fence, necessitating that Mara and I become shepherds.
As I said,
So I opened the gate between the two pastures thinking eventually one of the two stupid animals– and I do mean stupid– would go through the gate, they’d be together in one of the two pastures, and I’d shut the gate.
That was the last I saw of them.
Yesterday was such a beautiful day that Mr. Big Food & I, and Rocky & Missy, decided to take a walk down the shortcut into The Hidden Pasture and then across to the Southwest Pasture and into the Pond Pasture. This circuit would allow us and the dogs to walk around all of the areas we thought the stupid sheep might be.
No sheep. But we think that because someone (Walker) had left the bottom gate open, it’s likely that they just strolled through into the unfenced Southwest Pasture and then… off to who knows where? There are 700 empty acres behind us.
There was some debate about whether we should shut the gate. Mr. Big Food thought not. Maybe they will find their way home.