Sheep! Love them or not, they are definitely a living part of the Beara landscape. Luckily I love them…except when they are eating my garden of course. The following are some pictures of a few of the woolly beings that live near my home, and some who have ventured into my garden for a few furtive treats.
Have you ever seen an Irish Traffic Jam?
Who left the garden gate open again?
One of the things I love most about where I live, is the fact that many farmers still use sheep dogs to round up their flocks. There is something exhilarating about listening to the calls and whistles as the collies streak through the hills like mercury, the sheep flowing and wheeling down the hillsides. So many times I have watched in awe and have forgotten to lift my camera. Next time I will try to remember to capture it on video for you. It is indeed a stunning sight.
In the meantime, I found some shepherding footage from Wales. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!