We are so happy and of course oink snort to have more McNair sheep retiring into our flock! Avi is a gorgeous, ghostly silver with spots of colors that are muted and a lean to the ecru shades of gray. Locks are 4+ inches, next to the skin soft and have a very pretty crimp.
Avi's best friend is Val, but recently Val had to move in with the special needs group. She has a hard time keeping weight on so she needs to have some grain too!
Avi misses Val but has made new friends including Snowflake.
Avi has the cutest 'teddy bear' face, all fuzzy and I just want to smoosh her cute little nose! She loves to pose for the camera too!
She is one of our 'teen agers' now, I want them all to stay young!
2018 Update! Avi is doing great! She had a little trouble keeping weight on last winter but a little grain fixed that. She's back out with the big sheep group enjoying the 20 acre pasture. Sounds like the 100 acre woods right? Ha! She's just as spry as any of the young sheep and loves the camera. If she sees my camera (phone) she makes sure a cute one is taken of her too. She loves to photo bomb!
Avi is still cute as ever! She will be spending the rest of her retirement in the smaller special needs/senior citizen group. We are pretty sure she is deaf. I’ve never had a deaf sheep before so this is a learning experience. It’s kind of sad.
I’ve always wondered why sheep are so naughty about waiting up or finding their friends. Specially when the sheep left behind or moving slower than the rest are calling and calling. What? SO, when we catch on to these issues the sheep is moved to a safer place. The small group of senior citizen sheep has a slower pace. She won’t have 25 acres to get lost on. The littles spend the winter over in the dairy barn with a small pasture. Cozy and warm! She did not winter well last year, she lost a lot of weight. In this group she will have grain, alfalfa hay and rest.
Plan to put a collar and bell on one of the sheep in her group. Maybe that will help her keep track of everyone? I hope so!