We departed Saturday morning with Tilly and two Pomeranian puppies, "Diva and Charlotte", only to find our planned route across southern BC on Hwy #3 is closed indefinitely due to forest fires. The planned trip through the Kootenay's to Kimberly is postponed for another year. North to the Yellowhead Highway, we are going to Jasper National Park.
The next morning found us at "Buster Hollow" where we met Colleen and her grand children. They introduced us to our two rams and two ewes. They were everything we had hoped for. We prepared the back of the truck with fresh straw bedding, put hay onboard and loaded the lambs. Colleen was wonderful with everything well organized and patiently answered all our questions. By noon we were out of questions and the lambs were tucking into the hay so we departed for home. We camped the first night at Medicine Hat and the second night at Banff. The park staff seemed to think it was unusual to be camping with three dogs and four sheep. They all came out to look at them and to take pictures. Marva and I spend the late afternoon walking around Banff town-site checking out the shops and gallerys.
Our trip of 4700 kilometers is over and I have proven sheep like camping. Now a new adventure begins, I am now a shepherd.