The quotes above sound a little strange? They are from a text with the title "The Language of Shepherding, A Pattern Language for Shepherds and Sheep". I haven't seen such a detailed text about shepherding before, and the title sounded very interesting. The link above should lead you to the text. See what it is about!
Below is a patterned sheep with the chart for the pattern of its fleece. But first lets see some real sheep greeting their shepherd: