Part 2 of 2. Fayston, Vermont.
With Nancy Phillips, who owns Windy Meadow Farm with her husband Stephen Doherty, and her three border collies, Susie, Dot, and Dahli.
I started on ducks, then a friend of mine loaned me some sheep. Then I decided we needed to have our own sheep.
The dogs really need to be around sheep all the time; even though they aren’t working sheep, it keeps them more relaxed.
My husband said, “We ain’t getting no stinking sheep,” as he’s loading them into the truck. “We’re NOT keeping these stinking sheep,” as he’s pounding in the fence. For the first couple of years, we just kept sheep. Then we discovered that to pay for the winter feed, maybe we should have some lambs. He became the shepherd. I don’t do babies, so he’s the shepherd and the midwife.
Thank you to Nancy Phillips and Stephen Doherty and their border collies Susie, Dot & Dahli for this visit!