Monday, March 17, 2014

Wisdom from old shepherds

I 'm not saying that at 66, either Dave or I am old, but we have been shepherds for 30 years now and you'd think we would have gathered some wisdom in that time. You'd think. The following are all actual statements made by one or the other of us, along with the eventual outcomes related to those statements.

1) "You can tell when a ewe is about to lamb because she gets sunken right in front of her hip bones"
She lambed 38 days after this picture was taken.

2) "She's not big enough to have a third lamb in there."

Picture taken three days after she lambed.

3) "I feel real bad that Amy won't be lambing this year."

Photo taken two days after statement.

I guess humility is also a kind of wisdom.

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