As many of you know, I am a ridiculously proud goat mom, not a sheep mom. So what is our sweet Sally goat doing in this sketch?
Well, this past week I have had the incredible opportunity to travel to Sun Valley, Idaho to experience the Trailing of the Sheep Festival with my dear Oaxacan friends Elena and Juan Carlos (more about the reasons for the trip in my next post). Celebrating the seasonal herding of the sheep that occurs through the valley, the festival strives to educate the public on this cultural phenomenon and help to ease the tensions between the community and the sheep herding families.
Being that I know goats better than sheep, I thought it might be fun to compare the two after observing the fluffier of the two this past week. Here goes!
Top Five Differences Between Sheep and Goats:
- Sheep can be herded. Goats would more likely try to kick the herding dog’s arse 🙂
- Goats are smart. Sheep are….well, you know where this is going.
- There is a reason people are called “sheeple” (refer to number 2)
- Sheep can be sheered. Give ya $100 bucks if you try to do that to Sally
- Goats have no remorse. Sheep are sheepish.
There you have it folks! Consider this my oh-so-official report on location from this year’s festival. In all honestly, this has been such an eye opening experience, reminding me once again of the strong connection we have with animals.
Are there any notable festivals in your area? I would love to hear about them in the comments.
Happy Friday! May it be an inspired one!