Ever since Miss Belle was a baby, she has been drawn to Jude. She would laugh and giggle when she reached down from her mother’s arms to pet him and now that she can walk, she is learning so much about her friend. He is a guardian by nature. She is his focus when she comes to visit. The sheep fade into the pasture and he has eyes only for her.
Without the devotion of our Livestock Guardians, the flock would be vulnerable to predators. They have even been know to help a ewe by licking off the first born lamb while she delivers a second. Pictured is Juda, who by training was a therapy dog who hated to travel. He has found his true calling on the farm.