|(In the setting sun ...)|
On a positive note, my sheep are bringing me so much peace right now. As difficult as it has been to reduce the size of my flock, it's wonderful to now have a whole group that are so gentle and calm. Nearly every evening, while Aslan is eating his dinner on the outside of the fence, I take my little wooden folding stool into the field and sit down to visit with the girls. If you follow me on Instagram, you will likely have seen a number of photos taken during my evening visitations with the sheep. It's lovely to have one or two of them come and put their heavy heads upon my shoulder, lean gently into me and wait for scratches behind their ears or under their chins. It's a time of meditation for me really, centering me, allowing me to slow my internal dialogue, breathe into their soft fleece and feel their solid presence. It's comforting in a way I can't really describe and a reminds me of why I chose to raise sheep all those many years ago. I'm so grateful I have them in my life.