His name is "August" and he's a bottle baby, Cotswold (?) ~ please correct me if I'm wrong, Lynn! ~ lamb.
I've got to tell you: I've never met a "sheep in the house" before and I think I want one!!! OMG ~ he is just too cute!
I had to cut my visit with Lynn and Jean short because the SHEARER was coming to my place! As much as I hate shearing day (almost as much as lambing!), I have to admit, it went SO much more smoothly with the very much appreciated help of Jean, Virginia and Terry! I think that was the smoothest flowing and quickest shearing day we've ever had...
My beautiful "Highland Hollow ALICE"
Just look at the conformation on this nine year old ewe! Her fleece is almost white now (she's a registured musket) and still as soft as butter! I actually burried my face in her freshly shorn fleece and there is absoltely no "itch factor" what-so-ever! After taking a break in 2008, Alice will be bred again this fall...
I absolutely love the face (and just about everything else!) of "Bluff Country Zest". She is so refined and feminine.
Even when she's Chowing Down!
I think Cat Nap looks stunning freshly shorn! It really makes her horns more noticeable.
Talk about a Refined ewe!
And her fleece is like BLACK VELVET!!
"That's MY Beautiful Baby Girl!!
Mom says us girls are looking quite well fed and I' don't want to lose my girlish figure so
I'm working out by running up and down the hill!"