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Talking To The Falmouth Town Shepherd At Peterson Farm; 2-Minute VIDEO

FALMOUTH – One of of many jewels of Falmouth, hidden just off of bustling Woods Hole Road, is the 88-acre Peterson Farm which abuts the 400 acres of Beebe Woods.

The farm is a bucolic pasture where sheep are raised, and one recent afternoon we ran into Simon Thorrold, one of the town shepherds and volunteer land stewards at Peterson Farm.

We watched him “watering” the sheep and then feeding them minerals to ensure, he explained, that the animals were getting all the nutrients they need. He was busy but said he could give us a minute of his time. We thought he was a very nice fellow.

Watching how the sheep followed Thorrold as he strode through the fields, it seemed they thought he was a very nice fellow too.

We were impressed at how the sheep followed Thorrold in almost a straight line. We were also impressed by the enthusiasm of his dog, who seemed to almost take flight at times, as the busy sheepdog worked to keep the flock in order.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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