The Shepherd and The Sheepcote

"When dusk falls, shepherds lead their sheep to a safe place to spend the night, where wolves or other predators cannot prey on the sleeping sheep. Usually the shepherd builds a stone enclosure with a small opening and he calls the sheep one by one into the sheepcote for the night. When all the sheep are safely inside the sheepfold, he will lie down in the opening so that nothing can come in the only door to harm the sheep.

The Shepherd always protects The Sheep!"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Be careful what you wish for!

Remember that old adage "be careful what you wish for"?  A Shetland shepherdess close by me had an adorable little ewe that was such a pet!  Sheperdess Sue named her Jewel and after a little while she came to live at our farm.  Pet sheep can be wonderful and then again... they seem to know how to push your buttons easily!...or tear them off your sweater, whichever opportunity presents itself first! 
Jewel had twin ewe lambs for us last year and again this year.  She is the best mommy!
Her she is with this year's girls...the "little holstein" and Chocolate Chip who takes after her mommy for fleece color...badgerface? katmoget for sure. 


  1. Jewel is beautiful! I am hoping for a keeper katmoget ewe lamb from one of my girls next spring.

  2. Amazing, cute little lambs, Pam.
    You tease us with baby pictures,now that most of the lambs look like grownups.