Confessions

The Bells! The Bells!

Or: When Insomnia Strikes

When sunset is at 11:30 p.m., with twilight lasting until well after midnight, and sunrise comes at 4:30 a.m., what can one do?

In this case it turns out that people have the advantage over sheep. People can:

  1. pull down window blinds to block the light
  2. wear a sleep mask to block the light
  3. put a pillow over their head to block the light

Sheep have no such luck. They will wander and eat until it finally is mostly dark or they’ve exhausted themselves eating.

The problem comes at the intersection of sheep wearing collars with a bell and your B&B being right next to the field where the sheep are still grazing. With every movement of their head, the bell gives a merry little tinkle, multiplied by 6 or 7 or 8 or more.

I know, I counted.

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