Return to American West
Today I Baled Some Hay to Feed the Sheep the Coyotes Eat
A beloved Montana artist's classic and beautifully illustrated memoir of life as a sheep rancher
by Bill Stockton
Ostensibly a glimpse into the lives and personalities of the sheep Bill Stockton raised on his central Montana ranch, this book offers an astonishing portrait of both the four-legged creatures of the field and the artist-sheepman himself. First published in 1983 and based on Stockton's sketches and observations as a sheep rancher, the insights contained within these pages reveal a tender heart for his sheep and for the landscape where he raised them. But, as the title suggests, this notebook of sketches and thoughts also reveals much about the wry sense of humor and acute awareness of the ironies of life possessed by its creator and developed over more than eight decades of life in the Western countryside.
Paperback, c1983, 2009, 132 p. : ill.