Let's get one thing straight, right off the bat: With some of my neighbors, making conversation is rather challenging. When it comes to Faroese sheep, they are either uncommunicative or scandalmongers – exceptions prove the rule.
Depending on the season, I meet them everywhere: On the road, by the sea, between small houses, in wafts of mist, high up on the mountains, behind boulders, at the bottom of the valley, along the track, close to steep cliffs and on my way to the supermarket.
A Faroese sheep sneaks around your house, breaks the peace and tries to engage you in conversation? Put your book down, start your coffee machine and extend an invitation to the uncombed troublemaker.
Once you have created a casual atmosphere (coffee, creamer, cookies) start a harmless discussion. Never talk politics, taxes or food trends. Go for flora – moss, kingcup and angelia. Serve weak decaf and soften your voice. With a bit of luck, the intruder falls asleep. Mission accomplished. What a life!