Friday, January 3, 2014

The Difference Between A Cotswold And A Jacob


Rebecca Boone is much all better.  Back to her normal naughty self, punching babies and raiding the hay stall...  Miss Emily, though, looked a little "off" this morning.  I was able to catch her out in the open and by myself - never a good sign with a Jacob sheep - and took her temperature.  It wasn't high, but at 11 years old and with this crazy weather, we didn't want to take any chances.  This is my side of the story.  Emily's version is, um, not fit to print ;-).

Stay warm out there!


19 comments:

Susan said...

Let's see, mine would be me standing watching the fluffy backend of my sheep disappearing in the opposite direction at a clip! Love your artwork.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I could not handle my sheep without portable panels and an alley area off their pens.

Hope nothing serious is going on.

thecrazysheeplady said...

That actually would have been a more accurate picture as well - her cussing me over her shoulder ;-).

We have a working pen/gate system that we couldn't do without for sure.

I think she was more "old and cold" this morning, but she's in good flesh and fleece and shouldn't have been cold so we decided to err on the side of caution. Hopefully that's all!

Suz said...

so funny
I actually thought I was going to get a lesson!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You know, that would be a fun and educational post. Two completely different personalities, body types, fleeces, yarns... I'm on it!

I need orange said...

lol..............

It took a while for my slowish connection to load the images, so I read the text. Then I back-tracked up to see the images............

Still chuckling.

Hope everybody is feeling all better very soon!

Michelle said...

Ah, primitive breeds. Shetlands are definitely more like Jacobs….

Tyche's Minder said...

hahahahaha. Love that. And duly noted for future reference. :)

Sheepmom said...

Sort of like an episode of Cops.
"Be careful, ma'am. Watch your head getting into the backseat."

"Beeeep, you beeeeep. I'm gonna beeeeeep your beeeeeping beeeep....."

Sometimes you gotta resort to tough love. Hope she is better soon. And this crazy weather stops!


Buttons said...

Oh this made me laugh:) Thank you. B

Michelle said...

Oh dear! Glad you survived this episode!

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

HA! So true! Hope all are well now.
Happy New Year to you and all the gang!

majorasue said...

I do not miss helping friends show their (crazy) Jacobs at fair. It was always interesting for the crowd, at least. And their owner liked to tell folks that he caught lots of the lambs at shoulder height (he's 6'5" tall!)

Deanna said...

I have enough trouble just keeping my dogs feet dry after their romps in the snow....I don't think I could handle anything bigger than that. And yes, it is mighty cold with lots of snow here!! Stay safe, stay warm!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Love the cartoons. I do hope Emily will be okay too...good thing you are in tune to your animals:)

small farm girl said...

Good to know the difference!!!! Lol

Alice said...

Jacobs just have a larger vocabulary. Good thing you understand baa-ish.
Wishing all of you good health for the New Year.

Miha Giustina said...

This is a funny one:-). Nice drawing as well:-).

Kim said...

Jacobs ~ your best friends until they figure out you have to give them meds.

I too would love to see a post on the different types of sheep (and the wool they produce)that you have.

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