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, June 14, 2012

Some or our Girls!

I hear the weekend is going to be hot again so the moms will probably be hanging out here again.  It is just a simple shelter i put up with cattle panels and a tarp to give them shade when out in the barn yard.  From left to right we have Muffin, Ophelia, Shetland Morrit way in the back, three white icelandic mamas, Chocolate Chippy Shetland in the back and Opal (Icelandic in the front, as is Muffin).  They are all lovely and give me so many natural colors to do things with and the white girls give me beautiful fleeces to spin, dye and felt with.  I like them all so much and wish I could keep them all but our space is so limited that we will have to at least be selling some of the mamas and babies.
I am thinking that I will have to sell beautiful chocochippy and her little black beauty to someone that is looking for some wonderful fleece, a very nice sheep and her baby ewe.  She has the single coat.

I love the curls and color of these Icelandic babies.  We have a few ewes like this and several ram lambs with the same coloring.  They are seeming to be polled.
One more lamb was born yesterday and I think we have one more ewe to lamb.  The lambs are all so sweet and even the mothers seem more mellow, after all they have to set a good example....but you know how those baby lambs are! God's blessings to all of you....Pam

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