Saturday, July 18, 2015

First time to meet the sheep + shepherd!

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I finally met the good shepherd!!
Two years I've been roaming the desert outside my town and yesterday evening was the first time I saw the flock!
Enlarge the photo, don't miss his nice smile. 


I always see their droppings and sometimes even an ovine leg gnawed to the bone by jackals but never saw the flock on the hoof.


 After we chatted a bit, with the special sounds and calls that only shepherds have, he told the sheep "Heads up, enough grazing, let's go home."
I got nostalgic for my livestock work at Heifer Ranch in Arkansas; my way of calling sheep was "Sheep-sheep-sheep!" and for the goats the Hebrew "Bo-i bo-i bo-i!"


The sun had just set, ushering in our holy Sabbath Eve.
For the young Bedouin man, end-of-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr was just beginning.
It was a blessed evening all around.
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(Linking to Camera Critters.)
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17 comments:

Jackie@travelnwrite.com said...

Beautiful shots and what a wonderful experience!

Karl Demetz said...

A "new" experience, he, Dina?

Dina said...

Karl, ah yes, a new and a very old experience. :)

Cloudia said...

May Hashem bless all the creatures and humans of the land!




Shabbat Shalom, Dina

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful post!!

William Kendall said...

Quite a flock, Dina!

Gosia k said...

it is a lovely flock. I love the black sheep. Love from Poland

Birdman said...

Was there a chance meeting with Little Bo-Peep? And yes, wonderful grin.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love your story and your pictures, Dina. If all your neighborhood shepherds are this handsome and friendly, I must visit soon!

Gerard Michaud said...

It was a blessed evening .
Alice

crystal said...

What a bunch of cuties. I've never seen a flock of sheep in real life, only single sheep at the state fair. They look very happy :)

Adullamite said...

I'm amazed! With everything else modernised I considered even this would be also.
Yet here he is calling the sheep in the same way as thousands of years ago!
This is fantastic Dina! Ancient lives live in front of you.

Kay said...

Yes, I saw his lovely smile. How neat to see that the sheep have blue eyes.

VP said...

It seems a relatively quiet work...

Come Away With Me said...

The second photo makes me laugh, at those funny sheep faces. ;-)

Dina said...

Dear friends, I'm really enjoying these comments of yours!

Linda said...

Precious photos, Dina! Living in Montreal, Canada, I don't often get to see scenes like this, so thank you so much for sharing, it is so beautiful and refreshing. :)