Today, I made a fundamental mistake that no serious blogger should ever, EVER make. I left my camera at home on the desk when I left the house to go meet a friend for lunch. And oh my, I had not gotten more than 50 feet down the street in my car before I was seriously regretting that fact.
There, in our neighbors yard and milling out into the street, was a HERD OF SHEEP.
Seriously. I'm not kidding. A real, live, herd of sheep roaming the streets and yards of our neighborhood. There was at least 15 of them, if not 20. Big, fluffy sheep. The funny thing is that I was so preoccupied that I almost drove by without this preposterous fact really registering in my mind. Then, just as I steered around a sheep, it was like "HOLD THE PHONE, THERE'S A SHEEP IN THE STREET!!!!" Complete double take, I tell ya. It didn't take me too long after that to notice the herd.
If I hadn't been running ridiculously late already, I would have turned my car around, grabbed my camera from my house, and gotten that picture I so desperately wish I had to show you all. Please don't think I'm a crazy lady who imagines farm animals taking over the neighborhood. I promise, it happened. :)
As funny and unlikely as this story sounds, it does actually make sense. We live on what you could call the edge of town, and there is a man who breeds and keeps sheep living not too far away from us. They must have gotten out somehow. What I found amusing was that they chose to enter our neighborhood instead of frolicking (that's right, I said "frolicking") in the field that is RIGHT behind their pens.
At least they didn't eat my brand-new tulips.