28 August, 2008

Sheep ho!

Wow - my time in Nantucket has been flying by! So in my new job I am replacing someone who is having her second child. Basically we've arranged it so that she and I overlap and work and it has just been weeks of brain dump - passing of the informational torch. Along that lines I've spent a lot of fantastically gorgeous days inside, in front of a computer - not the best situation - until yesterday afternoon!

So NCF believes in sheep as a management tool! So we have a herd of a sheep! And a shepardess! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Yesterday I got to help move sheep - we're grazing them through different pastures AND I got to cuddle the new baby sheep while giving them vaccinations and shooting ear tags into their ears. All around, a delightful experience - maybe I'll have to figure out a way to devote more time to sheep and less to computers!

7 comments:

Erin said...

A sheep herd?? That's a dream come true for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Sheep on Nantucket Island?! WOW!
How neat! And fun! Love the picture
of the little ones - very cute.

Jen Karberg said...

Totally a dream come true! You should have seen me with them - I had to give them shots and punch holes in their ears - I felt very tough :)

Anonymous said...

ah, the cuteness. does someone already have dibs on the wool?

Jen Karberg said...

Hey - we shear the ship each year and sell the yarn - I'll check on prices for you!

amyelita said...

Let me get this straight, you job requires you to be an adventurer (pause for song), a plant genius, a craberry bog harvester, a sheep herder/vet, AND a firefighter?! How knew you'd be so many things when you grew up? :)

Jen Karberg said...

I know!!!! It's just fantastic - I'm like a Jack of all trades :)