Little Herd

Little Herd

 20 head of deer.
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I drove the little herd (a dozen strong, now, what of the escapes she had permitted) a hundred yards farther on; and by the time she joined me I had finished the slaughter and was beginning to skin.
WHILE this was doing, I was not altogether careless of my other affairs; for I had a great concern upon me for my little herd of goats: they were not only a ready supply to me on every occasion, and began to be sufficient for me, without the expense of powder and shot, but also without the fatigue of hunting after the wild ones; and I was loath to lose the advantage of them, and to have them all to nurse up over again.
And as the calories warmed me and made me a little drowsy, I'd dream of my own little herd located on an idyllic spot on the bluffs of the Missouri River north of Bismarck.
He used to rise early every morning to milk his little herd of 14 cows on his Anglesey smallholding, he then left for his full time job as head of remedial studies at Llangefni Comprehensive School, where he worked for 23 years, retiring in 1988.
I would open the gate and watch Tim's little herd of half a dozen dairy goats charge into the scrubland, greedily seeking out their favorites--bunch grass, mesquite beans and purslane.
One little herd ended up on a wide-open creek bottom over a 1/2-mile wide.
This little herd are veteran ecologists and I am sure they will do a great job.
Urinary problems can especially devastate wethers and I lost my new little herd buck this spring to that problem, even though he was not a wether.
The stalk turned into a 200-yard, hands-and knees crawl through the snow, ending in a patch of low sagebrush on a hill across the draw from the little herd of deer.
After four days, my little herd of travelers had to leave, but not before spotting nine of the Top Ten (all but the buffalo), plus oryx, waterbuck, impala and a gorgeous kudu, standing tall and noble, its curved antlers spiraling high against the dusky sky.
The big bull expresses obvious interest in one of the cows, and as the little herd files through the acacias I note their relative positions carefully.