Not so long ago, I left my job as a network news producer in New York City in search of a “more authentic life.” I was pretentious enough to actually use those words. Out loud. To strangers.
A few months later, a chance encounter with Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep in a California bookstore changed my life in one amazing moment- I was born to be a shepherd. One year and many, many books later, I purchased a farm, five sheep and my first livestock guardian dog. Every day since has been an adventure.
When I’m not working sheep, I can be found dyeing yarn, directing my commercial yarn lines, and photographing my flock. Spare time is kind of at a premium right now, but when I have some, I like to spend it reading, cooking for the people I love and playing with my dogs.
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Photograph taken by the incredibly talented Jen Fariello. I’ve never had so many good photos of me taken in my life as I’ve had in this photo shoot!