On the farm front, we had our own version of graduation early this week. The lambs and the ewes have gone out to pasture and are no longer being put into the barn every night. That's a big step because it means much less barn work for me. The lambs are now under the protection of our Great Pyrenees dogs during the night, so when I hear the coyotes, I also listen to hear the dogs barking in response. It's comforting to know they are on the job and up to the task.
A few days ago, I caught Lottie napping with a smile on her face. Doesn't she look happy? (You know she's a girl because of the ear tag in her right ear. Boys get tagged in the left ear.) I can really start to see the lamb's fleece characteristics about now and I'm pretty happy with what I'm seeing. Life on the farm is all about life cycles and looking ahead and I'm already anticipating getting to spin Lottie's fleece, even though it will be almost a year before she will be shorn.
Sorry about this post being such a mish-mash. It's an indication of my mental state, I think! The weekend is nearly here and right now I'm looking ahead to clearer thinking times.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JORDAN !!!! WOW ...... WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT !!!! A FULL SCHOLARSHIP WOULD BE SO WONDERFUL, AS I HAVE BEEN PAYING TUITION NOW FOR 9 YEARS !!!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE THE PICTURE OF LOTTIE ...... WHAT CONTENTMENT !!!! IT IS A FABULOUS PICTURE !!!!
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE THINGS !!!!!!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !!!!!
Hi Dianne I mean nana and how sweet Jordan looks in her picture! And that Lottie looks pretty sweet also now that I think about it. Good for you you don't have to do so much mucking of the barn now the sheep sleep outside.ReplyDelete
Abby the cogi is doing very well. Sadly only one pup made it but I think he is doing well. I got a picture of him. Sorry he doesn't have litter mates to socialize with. I think that important for a balanced dog so let's hope miss abby does a good job mothering him.
Is Lottie a Romney or Romney / BFL cross? I think Romneys have such attractive heads and faces - and of course that luster to their fleece!ReplyDelete
Deb-Lottie is 3/4 Romney-1/4 BFL. Her mom is a black Romney and her dad is Buddy, who is white 1/2 Romney-1/2 BFL. I have to admit that I have always loved the look of the Romney lambs. To my eye, they are much prettier. The BFL's tend to look perpetually startled!ReplyDelete