Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Sheep With A Lot To Say

We have some sheep who never say a word and some sheep who never seem to shut up :-).  Buddy is a big talker as is Ewen McTeagle.  Elizabeth is well known for her loud commentaries and most of the Bellys aren't afraid to speak their minds either.  I'm not sure I've ever heard Petunia say anything, but Woolliam and Boudreaux are pretty chatty.  

Baaxter has been a loud mouth since the minute I picked him up.  He has more to say and is more creative about saying it than any sheep I've ever been around.  He talks in full sentences with long and short sounds, high and low pitches, soft and loud.  He has several different baas, but also frequently says mom mom mom. I swear!  


Woody has a lot to say too...but he only has one word.  One word that sounds like a big honking horn :-).


"Baaaahmn"



"Baaaahmn"




"Baaaahmn"


This looks like an idyllic scene, but it deteriorated quickly.  The cool evenings have the boys mixing it up a little.  Those pictures tomorrow :-).


22 comments:

Deb W said...

A video montage of your sheep's conversations would be a lot of fun!

Stephen Andrew said...

I don't know what it is that makes your photos so beautiful...but they always are! No matter your subject! Well...except that one time you photographed horse poop. Not even you could make that look lovely :)

Buttons said...

Oh I understand this I have the same problem with some cows:):) Moo Moo Mooo. Hug B

Shelley said...

Have we ever heard Baxter? I'd like to hear his sentences!!!

Lori Skoog said...

OK Sara, what do you expect from Baaaaaaaaaxter?

Michelle said...

Ah yes. A friend is staying with us and commented as we walked down to do chores (the sheep were telling us they were STARVING), "They all sound different." Yep, just like other people! ;-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Baaaaaaaaaxter...exactly ;-).

Yes, they do all have different voices :-D.

sophy0075 said...

Now I'm curious. You have to figure out a way to record Baaxter, and post his chatter. Does his new buddy Liam have anything to say? If not, perhaps when it's time to cheer on Kentucky in March Madness, he will...

thecrazysheeplady said...

Hmmm, I'm lost with the Liam question. Is this a new UK player?

Susan said...

Ha, feeling their oats, yes? I love the different voices. My three are very different, with Juno (the only female) having the basso voice... :)

LannieK said...

Great photos, Sara! Woody has such a pretty face. Yes, tape those commentaries! BTW, did Spud stay Spud?, or did another name stick?

thecrazysheeplady said...

I guess technically he's still Spud, but if something else comes up that truly fits...

LannieK said...

Liam is the new Soay sheep The Shepherd has. Neo's friend. (Sarah?)

Michelle said...

LannieK, Liam is actually a Shetland ram lamb, not a Soay.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Okay, I think I've got this figured out :-). Yes, Liam is the new Shetland ram at Soay Sarah's farm. Too many Sara(h)s and too many sheeps (never! ;-). And yes, I think they WOULD have a lot to say if they were together. Sarah does a great job with her sheep dialog :-D.

Miha Giustina said...

Woody is such a cutie. As is the entire trio, in that last picture:-).
Sweet, sweet, sweet.:-)

Judy said...

What a great post with neat photos!

Terry said...

Such individuals!
Our dog is a talker, not a barker.

Beau said...

Thanks for the chortle. What a fun posting to read. I immediately thought about a sheep I had many moons ago - Caroline. She had a peculiar manner of 'speaking'. I called it a 'sheep-inpediment'. Caroline definitely stood out in a crowd.

Shirley said...

Oh yes, we now need a video of Baaxter conversing with you. You set yourself up for that one!

Keechy said...

LOL! Funny post!

thingsherelately.com said...

Aw, Baaxter! Figures I would like the expressive one! :)

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