The Weekly Bleat: Green and Pleasant Land

Some of you who read this blog may remember my fondness for England.  It’s because of my time spent there as a student that I came to love so many aspects of that “green and pleasant land.”  One of the memories I treasure is the beautiful Scottish Blackface sheep grazing in the fields and meadows.  It was this lovely, bucolic vision that inspired me to have my own sheep in Virginia.  Not only do these majestic animals bring joy and enrich our lives, but they are a daily reminder of one of my most favorite places. When I look out the window, I feel as though I’ve been transported to some charming village in the Cotswolds.  These sweet sheep are my little piece of England.




  1. I spent 6 months consulting in the English Midlands area (Loughborough) and spent my weekends hiking the trails, many of which went through sheep farms. The land and people are wonderful, and it was fun watching the sheep grazing, not really minding that I was passing through their land.

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  2. Oh you just fuel my little inner burning flame of conviction that I WILL have sheep of my own! There is nothing quite like England’s green and pleasant land to instil a love of all things pastoral, I think.

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    • I know you’ll have your own sheep soon. It’s only a matter of time. 💗🐑
      I completely agree about England’s green and pleasant land. I love the flight from D.C. to London. My favorite thing is watching the sun rise and flying over the beautiful English countryside. I absolutely love looking down and seeing the green fields. 🙂

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    • That’s kind. Thank you, George. 🙂
      I attended a college that had an abroad program at the University of London, and I spent a semester with a home stay family in Barnet. It was a wonderful experience that really shaped me as a person. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to travel in England and Europe as a student.

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  3. So glad you found some aspects of England to continue here in your current life. Those sheep do seem sweet and easy going! I am happy to hear you like them which confirms my “softer side” which has assumed they were nice if their owner/farmer is kind towards them. ❤

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