Today I officially became a shepherd!  In return for being given the use of some land, on which to grow our vegetables, my benefactor, Manolis, asked me to feed and water his sheep each day. This hard working Greek man spends his summers working in a tourist bar in a nearby resort as well as pruning olive trees, cutting and selling olive wood for firewood, making and selling olive oil and raising sheep .His sheep occupy land next to my (to be) garden and it is not a lot of work to look after them.  I must try not to get too attached to them as one of them may end up in our freezer next Easter. I now call them “the ladies” even though on closer inspection, as I fed them this morning, one appears to be a young ram.

 

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