Panting in the heat

Weather like today reminds me of a hot June day 28 years ago....we brought home our first Romney sheep. Now they had water and shade trees... but of course they were stressed. So there they stood, panting. I was worried- are sheep supposed to pant? None of the sheep books said anything about panting....

A call to Nancy Hughes (who very politely never laughed)- it was OK. Thye'd stop soon. And of course they did.

Never get your first sheep from someone you don't want to call with beginner questions!