Black Sheep


Don't let them pull the wool over your eyes: Navajo-Churro sheep have a sordid history with the Government (read here).  So I guess it is no surprise that when our little flock got out during camp it took representatives from several agencies, half a dozen bystanders, a horse trailer, a big net, a lasso, a helicopter, and some luck to wrangle them.  Turns out that our outlaw sheep can give diseases to the wild bighorns that have been successfully re-introduced by the State in the nearby high country and down in the gorge.  The NM Department of Game and Fish was concerned about the escape, and so where we.  Lesson learned.  

The gang was eventually apprehended north of Questa at the VFW (they must like bingo night).  In the end, all it took was a little time and TLC to corral them.  The summer campers sheared the fugitives, and then carded, spun, washed, and wove with their infamous wool.