When I am an old sheep woman,
I shall wear muddy boots and beautifully knitted wool sweaters
And a felted hat that suits me just fine.
And I shall spend my pension on herb tea and cookies
And fine treats for my sheep and goats, and say we’ve no money for bread!
I shall sit in the hay mow with a faithful collie and kitten in my lap
And listen to ‘my girls’ softly baaing below.
In Spring I shall lay down in the meadow
With kids and lambs all around and drink fresh goat milk
When suddenly, I am an old sheep woman.
original by jenny joseph
Beautiful. I don’t want to wear purple and red, either. Grin. Perhaps we should all write our own poetic “old woman” plan. Long live individualism.
I really love your poem. Forget individualism. Perhaps I’ll join you in your dream.
p.s. What inviting texture in that photo.
Like I have said in the past, kindred spirits. I finally got a shetland/BFL mule ewe this summer, and two of my alpines are still giving me sweet milk. I made cottage cheese yesterday. The scene at the top of your blog looked like me this week, border collie and snow.
There’s no doubt in my mind, we are blessed to live our lives as we do…caring for God’s creatures! Thanks for visiting! Happy day!
Oh, this is wonderful! Simply wonderful! I must send this to all my friends! Wonderful! ~Amy
Hi Amy! Oh yes, I knew YOU would relate (and appreciate) these sentiments! Perhaps I am that old sheep woman (hee hee), but you have quite a few years to go…happy holidays! Jen
Jenny, thanks for your responses to my comments. I do come back and check! 🙂
Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure
why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.
Uh oh…hmmm??? That’s not good! I wonder if it’s an ‘older’ post and perhaps attributed to technical updates by WP beyond my control? When I ‘use’ other authors’ pics, I always try to give credit/source. Perhaps the original source no longer exists and that results in an issue with loading/access??? As you see, I’m not much of a techy, I do apologize for any confusion! I know it also frustrates me when I go surfing. I don’t have speedy quick internet access or cable or anything and try to do the best with my limited resources/knowledge. Thanks for the feedback!