Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Little Shepherd

I have an apprentice shepherd working with me on the farm. 
My grand daughter Alyssa. 

It is important to get to know your animals.  

"Alyssa, what do sheep eat?"

"How do they eat it?"

There are lots of different kinds of grass.  They all look different. 

Alyssa likes to watch the sheep eat. 

"Hey, where are you going?"  Beth is glued to her side.  

"Alyssa, stop!" She turns around and looks at Grandma.  You can almost see the  defiant wheels turning in her little head. 

Grandma says "BETH LIE DOWN!" Alyssa gives Beth a pat....

Then keeps on going...sigh.  "Alyssa, NO!"

All the while Grandma is walking up ever so slowly as to not startle the sheep, Alyssa or Beth - wishing I had one of those baby restraint systems AKA ~ a leash.  You can see the sheep are not all that disturbed - note the lamb laying in the grass 10 feet behind her.

Grandma goes to get her.  Someone is not too happy. 

"Grandma, I want Beth to work for me when I grow up."

Alyssa says "Doggie go go!"

Grandma says "Beth, don't you move."

Grandma and Alyssa say "Good dog."

 "Let's go find Mommy before Grandma has a heart attack."


Karen said...

Too precious! Good thing Beth is well trained! Good dog! Sweet Grandbaby! Beautiful sheep. Life is good! xx

Jami Beintema said...

This is adorable!

gvmama said...

Awwwwww Too cute....Good Beth.

Wingfall at dusk said...

Delightful. Brought a smile to my face. Thank you.