I only had to work until noon and when I got home, I changed clothes and went out to kill weeds in the pasture (the part that the sheep are NOT in. When I was done, I sat with the ewes and lambs. For hours.
I sat there for so long that even Calypso got friendly. Today's the first time that she's let me pet her. In this photo, Calypso is climbing on top of Zaria (who was lying next to me) to get petted. She liked it so much that she actually pawed at me if I stopped! ;-)
Now that I finally got my hands on the
Yes, my hand is gross. That gives you an idea of how dirty my sheep are! They don't look dirty but there's enough natural lanolin in their fleece to hold the dirt and when I scratch and rub for hours, my hands get VERY dirty. It's sure worth it though....
I got up at 5:00 this morning and was so relaxed, sitting with the flock that I was feeling sleepy. So I layed down in the long grass. Before I knew it, I had about 6 sheep laying with (or ON!) me. Needless to say, I didn't get much rest, but it sure was fun. They're just like dogs! If I stop petting, they nudge my hand or arm to get me to pet them some more. Or Zaria or Dream would put her nose right up against my ear and BREATH into it. I'd laugh so hard that I quit feeling tired. Then the lambs decided that they could CLIMB on me. That HURTS. Time to get up.
All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon. I'm getting tired now, will head for bed. Don's back, for the week so if I'm quiet, you'll know why.....
DREAM says......."Come back out any time you need a little Love, Mom. We'll be waiting for you!"