... a discussion among flock members :
" Mopple the whale insisted that you judge a shepherd's merits by the quantity and quality of the fodder he provided, and in this respect there was nothing whatsoever, to be said against George Glenn. Finally they agreed that a good shepherd was one who never docked the lambs' tails; didn't keep a sheepdog; provided good fodder and plenty of it, particularly bread and sugar but healthy things too like green stuff, concentrated feed, and mangel-wurzels (for they were all very sensible sheep); and who clothed himself entirely in the products of his own flock, for instance an all-in-one suit made of spun sheep's wool, which would look really good, almost as if he were a sheep himself. Of course it was obvious to them that no such perfect being was to be found, but a nice idea all the same. "
Leonie Swann; Three Bags Full, a sheep detective story.
This book is soo much fun! For any one who has ever kept sheep, or generally appreciates the many and various endearing qualities of sheep, this book's for you... and your friends.... and their friends!
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