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New Fleecy Friends

I'm so excited to introduce the new members at the farm of Bogless Sharon and Big Al (known by me as Mum & Daddy). It was with a bit of trepidation that I went to meet the fleecy threesome, as it had been some time since my last unpleasant encounter with sheep. Flashback 20 years ago when our little flock of sheep doubled as lawnmowers, and one of my weekly chores was to herd them around our expansive yard. This was accomplished by dodging from tree to tree, often climbing above reach, as the ram Billy Boy had quite the hots for me, or rather for making my body hit the dirt. For kicks he used to walk up my back once or twice if he was in a really nasty mood..


These little guys are much gentler, however. As evidence I present their inquisitive, soft little noses.

Sheepy-nose number one belongs to the youngest, Lamb Chop. As about two feet high, he has the most personality, and loves kicking up his little hooves and jumping up on the hayrack.

In the center we have WhiteFace, who has a lovely choco-silver fleece. She's shy and reserved, and extremely gentle. Last but not least we have Big Boy, who just got a shearing, and has a lovely crimp to his coat. He's a Saggitarius who enjoys fields of clover and long walks in the pasture....

6 comments:

blogless sharon said...

soon there will be batt from my little love. beautiful silver grey. keep up the posting mom

Martita said...

Nice sheep! Hopefully these will be much kinder than the ram you grew up with. We had a gentle ram growing up so I know such things exist.

Carole said...

And I'm waiting on the fleeces. Yippee!

maryse said...

sounds like big boy is a romantic kind of guy

margene said...

I'm happy to meet you. Plymouth is one of my favorite place in NE. And I'm so excited to meet Carole on Thursday when she arrives at my home. I'll add you to the TrekAlong. Thanks for joining us!

margene said...

Oops. I mixed up two emails. I won't add you to the TrekAlong! LOL