As I was watching a bit of television last night, waiting for Strictly to begin, I happened to glance out of the side-window. And what I saw had me puzzling. I know sheep are known to flock together, but what made them flock together? There was no dog, there was no person, yet the sheep were all huddled together.
For some reason I ran for my camera and when I took a photo, I saw a man in the field. And then a boy and a woman joined the man and the sheep. They were herding the sheep, trying to drive them to one area in the back of the field.
The sheep were having none of it. They made a dash for it and nothing the boy could do, could stop them. Over the rock they went to the back of the field. They would have to be herded back to the front again.
By this time I had opened my window and was shamelessly taking photos, while hanging out of said window. The second attempt to get the sheep to a certain place, didn't meet with any more luck than the first attempt. They were herded to the front alright and then escaped once more.
The boy rounded them up again, but this time they didn't even make it back to the front before they played Houdini. This was riveting stuff. My camera went in overdrive!
Finally on the fourth attempt, they managed to get all the sheep back to the front of the field. And then slowly and carefully they drove them to the corner. Where they 'escaped' to the adjoining field. Job done.
I just wonder which sheep were in the first field this morning? They looked the same to me...