A. A pen/pasture for sheep, apparently owned by one Mrs. Gross (who we never see).
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. .On a farm in the small town of Iron Lake, New York.
When did we see it on the show?
A. This location is first mentioned early in the very first episode, during the scene where Angela stages a mock pullover of Dexter, so they can have sex in the car.
That rendezvous is interrupted
by a dispatcher call informing Angela that Mrs. Gross's sheep had gotten
loose again and were eating her neighbor's plantings.
But we don't actually see it until Episode 7, of Season 9, "Skin of Her Teeth",
Dexter wants to be
able to talk privately to Kurt Caldwell, who is currently in the Iron
Lake jail, So Dexter deliberately opens the gate and releases the sheep,
knowing that deputy Logan will have to go deal with the situationl, leaving Kurt Caldwell alone in the police station cell.
What is it actually in real life?
A. A fenced pasture on a farm, only not in New York.
Here is a photo of the pasture where Dexter let the sheep loose:
There are actually two near-identical fenced pastures at thIs farm, one
just to the south of the large colonial home, and the other just to the
north of the house. For this scene, they used the pasture &orth of the
house (The one furthest to the right, If you are on the road and facing
Here is a matching Google StreetViewOf the pasture :
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
By the time the final episode aired,and I still hadn't found either the
barn location or this sheep-pen location, it occurred to me that both
scenes might have been shot at the same location, since both were farm-related.
So once I found the barn location, it was easy to identify this pasture.
The only minor challenge was knowing which of the two near-identical pastures they used.
But taking a closer look at the scene, I saw that when Dexter drives up to the gate, we see him pass a telephone
pole. There is a telephone pole next to the northern pasture, but not
one near the southern pasture.
Also, the view of the white house,
glimpsed briefly in the background, can only It'sbe seen from the northern field.
After freeze-framing images from the night scene where Dexter drives up
to the pasture, and lightening them in PhotoShop, it was easy to match
several other details, including the metal gate, the white wood fencing,
and the distinctive low, rocky wall just outside that fencing.