The Animals

The Animals

The tally in September 2013 was 3 (then 2) goats, about 100 sheep and lambs, 30 Beehives (not pictured, they are further away), about 12 rabbits – and one pet dog. While some can be stroked or fed, they are all foodstock except for the dog – the goat Mavroulis did the saying “randy goat” proud and as a result landed on our plates – he tasted very good!

GoatsSheepRabbitsMore
Friendly Goat Margaritta Margaritta with Georgios The milk goat Poor Margaritta snubbing randy Mavroulis Two nanny goats
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Poor Margaritta snubbing randy Mavroulis
Georgios leading his sheep to pastureGeorgios is shepherd to about 100 sheep and lambs. In the early morning he heads west out of town towards Likos. First stop is the sheep sty – a long, low building (large picture) offering shelter from the blistering heat of the day. Then it’s on a bit further to where the bulk of his sheep are roaming – if you click on the small picture you’ll see him leading the sheep from their overnight free grazing onto his field. They are very shy but know him, and respond to his special way of calling them.
The Sheep-Sty
Two hutch rabbitsTwo of about a dozen hutch rabbits, located behind the house, 2 to 3 of which are mothers.
Backyard Hen
You’ll probably find one or two hens scratching around behind the house – with luck Georgios may be able to serve you really fresh eggs!

And last but not least: Georgios Dog “Bouliza”. She’s often in the upper storey of the house, probably not to disturb the guests – because she’s sooo friendly! So be sure to ask him to bring her down sometimes…

Georgios dog Bouliza