I smiled on Sunday until my cheeks hurt.
Sunday. Which I referred to as "baaaaa-thers day" instead of Father's Day.
For obvious reasons.
Our small flock of sheep came home at last. They are nervous (as sheep are wont to be), but settling in beautifully.
From left to right I'd like you to meet Glynda (formerly nicknamed "the witch", for her passionate protection of her offspring) and her baby; Nutmeg (the black sheep of the family); Popcorn and her baby; and a bottle lamb we added at the last moment, named Catkin.
The children's passion and love is little Catkin. Being a bottle lamb Catkin is fairly imprinted on humans and seems more brave than her older comrades.
And so begins the taming, with the help of a handful of dry corn.
Oh my, yes. This is going to be fun!
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I hope you’ll continue to bring us along on this journey. (:
Congratulations! And a happy Baa-ther’s day to you and yours. Looking forward to wooly updates 🙂
I absolutely adore sheep!
Congratulations on the new babies!!
Hooray! They are lovely! What type of sheep are they? Besides being a most exciting addition to the family, are they with you for milk (I could see you using sheepsmilk for soap) or fiber (for all sorts of knitting & crafting goodness)? I guess I’m assuming they’re not for that other purpose of animal husbandry since they’ve been named and so warmly welcomed into the family. Anyway, congratulations and I hope to hear way more about these lovelies on your blog!
Ever since I was little, I dreamed of owning sheep, sheering, spinning and knitting with their wool. Maybe I can just dream through your reality at this time.
Glynda is mostly Corriedale, Popcorn is a merino-leicester cross; Nutmeg and Catkin Corriedale-leicester. (I think!) As for what they will provide us, Lupine is convinced that we will some day breed Catkin and she will milk her, but none are great milking breeds. Yes to fiber, and actually yes to meat. (When the unnamed lambs are big they will be a part of our family’s annual food supply.) Since we have chosen to eat meat, we’ve chosen to bring that decision home. I expect all of the ewes to die of old age on our farm though. Because we can’t help but have them become pets, too.
Come and meet ’em!
EEEEEEEK! So excited for you all!
Yay!!! So exciting!
Again, my life is running a little parallel to yours! We just got our 2 Jacob lambs on Wednesday and setting into taming them! So exciting!! A new adventure and a dream fulfilled!!
YIPPEE! Hooray! WooHoo! I’m so happy for you and your family as you embark on this new adventure. I love how they’ve line up for their “flock photo”.
Awesome! Amazing! Looking at that grin on your gal’s face I can tell how happy you all are! Congratulations!
I am smiling too 🙂