Ilse is another Shetland sheep who joined our flock last year, along with her family Rose, Angus, Gilbert and Charlie. She is a precious girl, but hasn't been handled much so likes us to keep our distance. That is ok though, she's happy and that's the name of the game at our house!
The other sheep are trying to teach her that we are good- because we give out treats. Oh, and hugs. Probably in that order.
Ilse's fleece is white and she looks like a sweet little walking floof of wool. I'm not sure how she walks with all that fleece? She's going to feel light as a feather after shearing! She has a typical Shetland fleece that features a double coat, undercoat locks average 3 inches, outer coat 5 inches long. AND it is such soft fleece - good gracious me!
2017 update: Ilse is doing great- her first fleece ever is amazing. So soft and lots of it. She was pretty good about keeping it clean too. Good girl! She spends most of her time with Rose galloping about getting into mischief. Like a good Shetland should right? Such stinkers. If you'd like to try Ilse's wool we're just an email away!
2018: We are trying to figure out how Ilse manages to walk with the giant fleece she grows? She looked like her fleece was swallowing her up. Or like she was wearing a white sunflower? Holy smack. I'm sure she's very happy to have the fleece OFF as it is very humid and hot here. Seems we've skipped spring and right into summer. 100 degrees and 100% humidity. Whoa!
Ilse's best friends are still her little family she arrived with. This is one of her 'brothers' Angus