Emi (社長’ｓ daughter) bought the newbies – 2 taiwanese girls, a jap woman from kobe (神戸） and me (just happens to be all girls this time) – to boya farm last sunday. boya farm is a sheep farm which also breeds n trains shepherd dogs. hopeland has its dog, Parco, training there now. hopeland has no sheep, but very creatively, the farm has come up with the idea of using a shepard dog to herd their pigs 😉 in fact, this idea is so innovative that hopeland has got on a few tv shows lately. there will be another 1-hr show on NHK at 7:30pm (prime time 8) ) on Jul 25. not about Parco, but about the farm this time. so the dog n the idea of a 牧豬犬 (not sheep dog, but pig dog) has got hopeland famous now.
the 1-hour shepherd dog show hosted by 安西さん (Mr Anzai), not bad, but what really good is yet to come
Emi and Anzai are good friends, so we got the chance to go backstage n did some “real work” – feeding the sheeps.
first with grass
then with some kinda sheep feed, which they love so much that they all came over, kept squeezing n pushing my legs… i couldnt even stand still
n very last, to make sure they r all happily full n satisfied, more grass
Thx Mr Anzai for taking all these pix for me
That’s 今野さん(Mr Konno), the cow & pig expert, a very nice man
This is はな （Hana), one of the two guernseys hopeland has. guernsey makes good creamy milk, better yet less than those typical black-n-white holsteins
a very friendly horse of the farm next door. i really like to horse 😀