Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dead Sheep? Stuck? What's going on?

 Giggle, giggle...would I do that to you?  

Here's Wooly Wink, showing us how he is spending his afternoon!  Have you ever wondered how these fellas SLEEP?  Ever wonder how they lay their heads down to rest?  Now you know!

Notice how he's chewing his cud while dozing?  He's got himself all snuggled into a cool depression in the shade of a tree, on a little hill, where the breeze is just right.  He's laying on his side with his hind legs curled up underneath himself.  When he tips over sideways, he feels very safe because the depression in the dirt keeps him from rolling onto his back, which could be deadly.  So he found himself a nice resting spot to doze and chew cud on a hot summer afternoon!  His eyes were following me as I snuck around snapping pictures of him.  I'm sure he was wondering what was so interesting about him!  It really does strike me as funny when you see the rams, big tough boys, all whack and control, dozing with their heads propped up by horns!  Can you imagine sleeping like that???
Sleep tight, Wink!

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