Ruminations of a Grumpy Shepherd recounts Dick and Gretchen Regnery's experiences from over 20 years of raising sheep in Door County in northeast Wisconsin. In their late 30's, they abandoned their urban life to buy and rehabilitate an old diary farm. Their flock of white and naturally colored Corriedale sheep produces specialized wool for use in handspinning. Along with insights on raising and caring for sheep and producing quality wool, the book introduces many of the individual members of the flock. Certain flock members also contribute their own essays in order to assure that a "balanced" perspective is maintained. Join us for tales ranging from trolls and phobias to artificial insemination to a journey to the end of the earth.