Then, they told me their barn was full of baby sheep. 15 baby sheep, only a couple weeks old.
I just had to go see them after class. I walked in the barn by myself, and immediately all the sheep started "baaing". Some of the sheep were behind wire, but some were just roaming about. I hoped they were friendly sheep.
Luckily, my teacher's husband walked in, and saw that the sheep had gotten loose. I helped hold up some boards and wire while he "herded" them back where they belonged. There were not only baby sheep, but some young jersey cows as well.
One sheep was "dumb", and not drinking from her mom, so she is being bottle fed. He picked her up, and I got to pet her.
All of the sheep were very friendly. One even gnawed on my jeans. OK, maybe that wasn't friendly. But, I loved ever minute of it all. Walking on the thick hay, the incessant baaing, the wooliness, the way they nosed right up for a cuddle.
Luckily, I had a camera in my car, and was able to snap a few shots:
I'm not sure what the dogs would do if given the opportunity to be with some sheep, but I'd be willing to try it.