Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Misty Morning

Old lady with sheep

We always explore back roads where ever we go. On a foggy morning in Umbria, we kept turning down smaller and smaller roads until the road came to a dead end in the courtyard of an old farmhouse. All the dogs were barking at us and the chickens went scurrying and by the time we turned around, this old lady and her sheep came crashing down the hill and blocked our way out. She was driving them down the road and kept wacking them with her long stick. She was surprisingly nimble, hopping over drainage ditches on the side of the road to go after the occasional errant sheep. Peter thought maybe she wasn't as old as we thought she was! The whole site was very impressive.

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