We were honored to have the Princeton Magazine feature us in their publication out this month. If you missed it click here. Love the title!
Now for our other big story. As you may know, we move our animals quite a bit to new pastures and fields. Several weeks ago, as we were getting ready to move some sheep away from Carter Road and over to the farm proper, one of the sheep decided this simply was not for him. He pretended to go in the trailer, but took a detour between the trailer and the fence and, voilà, he was free! But what of his new environs? He found himself in with the pigs – in some cases 5 times his weight.
And yet, this is an animal of species-related flexibility. Ahead of his own time, really. He has completely taken to the pigs – even rolling in the mud to get the flies off and to cool down. When in Rome!
I particularly like this picture below. As if it’s totally normal for a skittish pure white sheep to be in with this group of aggressively rooting swine. As if he’s saying “yes, I’m in with the pigs. Yes I’m a sheep…AND?”
Actually, the lifestyle is not too bad. Abundant food, social pen-mates, great views and even a pool.
One of these days we’ll catch him and he will return to the flock telling tales of subterranean snacks, deep pits of life-giving muddy coolness and a secret language of grunts and squeals. Until then, we’ll be tracking his adventures…