The wilderness was afoot or bedding down, according to its like.
Pedro called the two men at the appointed hour, and they reached the flock just in time for the bedding down.
Bedding down means bunching them together very closely, just leaving them enough room to lie down comfortably.
The lads were bedding down, and all the great building was alive with the clattering of busy feet and the neighing of horses.
The sheep have caused slight damage in some of the ruins by bedding down there, and by climbing on walls.