Boy Sheep

Waffles!

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July 2018
Well, this year found me 'strategically' purchasing another lamb. Twist   my    arm! This is Waffles, a silly little sheep- a very cute one! 

Waffles is a Cotswold sheep we purchased from the same flock Coco Bean and Pirate came from.  He is a delightful, very very curly fleeced little fellow. Spring shearing will give us another beautiful fleece. He is a little bit shy but that won't last long. He's too curious!

Cotswold sheep are on the list of threatened USA sheep breeds. Read more-

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8/2018

Waffles and our little Trillium sheep have become good friends! Trillium is a Jacob sheep with 3 legs. The fourth is deformed and not useful to her. They are so cute together! (please note that in this photo Trilli was walking away, she doesn't stand like this!)
Read more about Trillium...

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August 2018

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November 2018

Waffles is growing up! He is so sweet and wants to see what we are up to any time we are outside. He’s taken to following Speedy around now. You can read about Speedy here…

We moved the little special needs/senior citizen group to their winter barn. They share the old dairy barn with the big group of sheep. Now I have a great chance to catch Waffles for a little bit of a trim of those adorable bangs. Was thinking of braiding it? We’ll see what he thinks!

He will spend the winter in the little group so he can grow and eat grain. Cotswolds are a slow growing sheep. They are not done growing til they are around 2 years old. He can join the big flock after shearing day in the spring.

Here is Waffles and his buddy Speedy!

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February 2019

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Angus

Angus is an adorable Shetland sheep we adopted from a friend who had to sell her flock. He joined us along with his Shetland friends Charlie, Ilse, Rose and Gilbert the California Red sheep. They are a happy little family. Gilbert and Charlie are trying to teach the others that treats are a good thing. So far they are not convinced! 

Angus is a beautiful silver color with black markings. He is almost 2 years old now and we are looking forward to a beautiful fleece next week!!! He is very close in markings and such with our Claire sheep. I also think Claire might have a little crush on Angus? (Angus is left picture, Claire right)

He is a sweet fellow and so far happy happy! 

Read more about Shetland sheep here


2017 update !
Angus is a little sad right now. We had to put his Claire sheep to sleep earlier this summer. She lost too many teeth, because of that could not keep weight on properly. We miss her like crazy. He still keeps close to his Shetland family though. They've been helping cheer him up. He hangs around the most with Rose now. He's feeling better lately, did you know sheep grieve just like people do? 

Found another picture of Angus from last winter- love his face markings!! Sweet sheep!

Found another picture of Angus from last winter- love his face markings!! Sweet sheep!

Shetland sheep are listed as 'recovering status' at the Livestock Conservancy. Read more...


2018

We are having quite a humid, hot and rainy summer- the weather in this country has been crazy for everyone.. It is hard on the sheep because they stay where they are cool and don't get as much exercise. Lucky for Angus he is a fit and trim fellow! He's one of the first sheep out of the barn at dawn and at dusk to roam the pastures. Lots of nice green grass out there! He's also one of the first to start up Shetland shenanigans. Tag, hide and seek then jumping in and out of their 'secret' barn window! (They are just so sly!)


Jerome

Jerome is a young Wensleydale sheep who moved in recently from the famous McNair Romney flock! He is one giant sheep with a heart just as big!

Jerome is a gorgeous sheep with curls that average 8 inches long, are a little shiny and silky soft. Perfect for tail spinning!

His best friends are Carla and Bella so far. He's very sure he doesn't need to live in the barn? Since he arrived our other sheep have decided they don't need to either? That has NEVER happened! OR they all decided I need to take a long walk every day to be sure they are all fine out there? Jerome is a stinker!

Of course he will not take treats from me but he does like grain. Rattle the bucket and he's on the run to muscle in the group. What a smart, silly sheep!


November 2018

Jerome is rambling around as always- just happy and strolling through the daisies of life! His fleece is already 4 inches long. I hope that means no more icy silliness this winter. Snow snow snow!!

He loves all his sheep family but hangs about most with the other Wensleydale sheep. Specially Collette. You can read about her cute self here… And here is a picture of his gal:

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