We became Unofficial Sheep Herders today!
It’s an annual thing here to watch sheep go by on a nearby livestock trail on their way up the mountain. It is usually a quck thing and we barely catch a glimpse of them. Today, my husband came home and told us they were by the main road. So we stopped making dinner, which was hot and almost finished, and drove down to see them. When we got there we noticed the sheep were going everywhere and those who were trying to corral them where on horses in nice clothes and flip-flops (not the typical riding shoe!). Come to find out, the sheep were having a hard time going through a tunnel that had a bit of water going through it. Thus, leaving a bunch of sheep in a huge field ready to move up the mountain with only 2 herders (who had just got off work and threw on some flip-flops thinking they were going to just be walking behind the sheep) and the other half of the sheep still trying to come through the tunnel.
So, some of us locals were able to become Sheep Herders today!
Our job? To do what we were already doing…stand around the outside areas, like the man in the orange shirt above, and keep the sheep from going into the neighborhood or back into the road. Pretty easy job for us!
Above and Below: The sheep are coming out of the tunnel area and crossing a high traffic road in our area and heading up the livestock trail.
The sheep wanted to stay away from us. The kids wanted to be near the sheep…we were pretty good at our job.
We followed them up the livestock trail a bit.
This is the livestock trail up the mountain. I was told it take 3 days for them to get up the mountain. I don’t remember if it is 3 days from this point or 3 days from where they start in town.
I think my kids would be the happiest kids on the Earth if we up and moved to a farm!
P.S. We made it home 1.5 hours later. Dinner still out, almost finished and now cold! Gotta love spontaneous adventures. 😉
Have you had a spontaneous adventure?