Friday, September 10, 2010
You just have to love Alice...
Alice is the only sheep that I have left out of my original "foundation flock" of Shetland sheep. She's ten years old now and still going strong. Those of you who read this blog know that Alice successfully raised triplet lambs (again) this Spring.
Alice is a "double coated" Shetland.
That means that she has a shorter, finer undercoat and a longer, coarser, outer coat. The difference between the two coats is not great and I don't separate them for spinning. I love the soft, bouncy yarn that I spin from Alice's wool.
Alice is pretty familiar with the routine of having her photo taken.
As you can see, she's got posing down to a science!
I especially love how she makes her ears droop!
I wonder if it's hereditary?
Alice still has most of her teeth.
Now I've embarrassed her...
"I can make MY ears droop!
You're perfect, Dreamer.
(Hug A Sheep!)
(Hugged a Sheep)