Thursday, March 27, 2008
"Sheepdogs are trained to obey their master's every word. So when farmer David Kennard decided one of those words would be "Spring", his dogs did not hesitate. They rounded up the flock on the hills of Mr Kennard's north Devon farm and, with a little help from their master, created a picture that reminds us that, whatever the weather, this is officially Spring. The scene did call for a careful scattering of feed to make the sheep form themselves in the shapes of the six letters...
...However, it was down to the team of Collies—who everyone knows border on the brilliant—to have the last word. They circled the 200-strong flock and kept them from wandering off-message.
Three of David's five working dogs – Mist, Fern and Jake – were employed to help create the perfect lettering, which took three hours to achieve."