Category Archives: Vacation

A look towards retirement

Okay, please, nobody panic. There comes a time in most people’s lives when they begin to look towards the end of their working career, and shepherds are no different than the rest — although we sometimes wait until we are very old before we begin down that path. Yet in my case, I knew when […]

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

I will be playing hooky this weekend by taking two and a half days off from shepherding as I enjoy the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin. This is an annual event that combines pretty much everything that has to do with sheep, wool, and fiber — including herding dog trials, a big […]

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, the Wool Show, and great discussions

I spent this past weekend among friends at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, taking in all things sheep and wool. It’s a surprise to most people (including new shepherds) that a number of such celebrations are offered around the country each year. But arguably none is so eagerly anticipated as the Wisconsin festival, which […]