Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Better Know Your Sheep

Freshly shorn, Renny and B. Willard look very similar, being both fairly chunky, light gray sheep with black faces. Do you know an easy way to tell them apart?


Willard's (Border Leicester) ears stand up  and Renny's (Hampshire cross) ears hang down :-).  

I skirted both fleeces the other day.  You know, that one day when the sun was out?  Anyway, both are really nice and I took pictures, especially of Renny's massive and pretty fleece.  However, I got to snorgle some adorable Babydoll Southdown lambs today and of course took a bunch of pictures of them.  Lambs trump wool any day :-D.

11 comments:

Alice said...

Thanks for the lesson. I was all ears ;-)

Baby lambs are pretty special to snorgle with (if you keep 'em upright). But I find the smell and touch of fleece to be just wondrous as well.

Excited to see those adorable lambies.

Miha Giustina said...

Maisie looks like a teenager in the picture below:-). What a cutie!

Lori Skoog said...

Beautiful shot. Is the weather still bad down there? I hope Auntie Reg is coming with you.

Terry said...

Baby lambs! Lucky you!
I hope you've warmed up.

Jenny Glen said...

I LOVE Babydoll Southdowns! They need their cheeks pinched!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You had a great day then..the wool will wait:)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Sooooooooo where are the pictures???? I miss my babydoll southdown.

Tyche's Minder said...

Baby lambs? Where are the baby lambs?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I never see lambs or sheep and not think of you!

It was good to see the one of Blossom and Maisie is growing like a little weed!!

Susan said...

Oh, let's hear it for lamb-snorgling! It should be an Olympic sport. I assume we will be seeing the snorgled lambs? Would love to see Renny's fleece, too. She's come such a long, long way.

Terry and Linda said...

Renny is very grateful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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