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.

Friday, May 17, 2013

It's a girl! WooHoo!

Sweetie had her lamb about 1 am this morning, and she singled like we thought she would, but it was a girl!  And she is all white!!  And I think she'll be very photogenic.  We are so pleased, as Sweetie is a special ewe that technically doesn't belong to me, but someone else, who has wanted a white ewe lamb for four years now.

Sweetie is an experienced mom so we didn't need to do anything but get her in the jug and dip the little lamb's navel cord.  Her name will be Wheely Wooly Pansy, and she is out of Whirly!  Whirly is black, Sweetie is fun is that!

More news!  Posie surprised me this afternoon with her own little surprise! I was heading out to shear when I noticed right away something was up, and the whole flock was upset.  Then, I saw two little hooves!  Posie is a first time mom so I've been keeping a close eye on her and good thing!!!!!  She needed help so it was a good thing I was around.

I'll get pictures up as soon as the little lambies are done with their naps!

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