Thank you Sonya for sharing these beautiful and very welcome shots of Lake Merced. It's so nice to see a little more green creeping in this time of year! If you would like to contribute to our weekly Nature Walk series, you can find information on submitting photos here.
Thanks again Sonya!
These Border Collies are a big help when herding the sheep, but herding them into a photo is quite a different story!
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to start introducing the rest of the charismatic, funny, quirky, sweet, loving, sometimes ornery, wonderful animals that I share this land with. The Border Collie with long hair is named Vic. She came with my first sheep to help me make the transition from city life to farm life. What the sheepherder didn't tell me, was that she came pregnant with 10 puppies that were born shortly after her arrival! That's how Mona and Riley became part of our family.
Although it was tempting to keep all ten (they were so adorable!) two puppies at once was about all that we could handle with the sheep, the horses, the birds, the cats, and the goat. But seeing as they had the same black and white spots as the sheep, we figured they would fit right in!
In trying to get their picture, first Riley's tail was in the way.
Second, they looked grumpy.
Third... almost got it!
Fourth, got it! Wait? Is that Vic sticking her tongue out at me?
This reminds me of trying to get family pictures.