Monday, September 12, 2016

Bullwinkle And His Shadow

Even though this black lamb is at least five weeks older than Bullwinkle, he's a slower growing breed*, so Bullwinkle is more like his big brother.  He's pretty nervous about everything in his new home and never leaves Bullwinkle's side.  BW alternates between being really excited to have a minion to being mad he has a minion.  Typical big brother ;-).

The new lamb came from Final Frontier Farm and is one of the Rocket lambs.  While Rocky would seem to be the perfect name to go with Bullwinkle, his grandfather, Rocket's dad Rocky, is one of the new rams at The Training Center this year and that's just too many Rocks in the neighborhood.

I took a fecal sample to the vet this morning to have them check for parasites.  I wrote his number (601) on the bag.  The tech looked at my messy handwriting and thought it said Levi.  I think that works :-). 






*His mother is Clover and she's a Cotswold/Wensleydale/Texel cross (one of Keebler's cousins) and Rocket is a Border Leicester/something cross.  He has a beautiful fleece that reminds me so far of Murphy.  He's bred more like Hershey and Spud though I think, so we'll have to wait and see.  


19 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like Bullwinkle has it under control! :)

MarmePurl said...

Welcome Levi!

Benita Story said...

Oh, he's so pretty!!!! I cannot wait to see his fleece!

lisa said...

He has beautiful, expressive ears just like BUllwinkle!

Reg Campbell said...

Will BW let Levi ride on the unit?

Lori Leigh said...

So sweet ;-)

Gloria said...

Reg has asked the most serious question of all. Glad BW has a friend.

Alice said...

Well Levi means "attached". I think that is quite appropo and BW approved. Enjoy your wonderful new addition !!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I'm not sure, but I'm guessing not...but that he'd be thrilled to show off how HE gets to ride. He's had a big time showing Levi all the cool stuff he gets to do and how he's in charge of everything in the barn, feed room, tack room... ;-).

thecrazysheeplady said...

I think he really is enjoying a friend his own size and age. He gets pushy if food or treats are involved, but Levi takes it in stride.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I LOVE this! He really is attached to Bullwinkle. Like Velcro attached!

Michelle said...

a sweet pair

Shirley said...

Welcome Levi!

Pam said...

Yay!! Friends for life, just like Keebler and Graham.

The Dancing Donkey said...

Congratulations on the new addition. It is always good to have best friend (although Ramsey is not yet convinced).

sophy0075 said...

Bullwinkle's shadow! Levi's (fleece is) comin', hide your heart, Girl! (sorry, couldn't resist - and showing my age). Seriously, those are all wonderful breeds for a great fleece. And moorit, I love me a nice floofy brown fleece.

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

They are a beautiful pair! My Twilight and Tucker are 75% Cotswold, 25% Shetland crosses. They do have lovely fleeces, so I would expect Levi's fleece might be similar. How delightful!

Sandra Morris said...

New lambs are always fun :)
He will have an interesting fleece! I am sure it will be beautiful.

flowerweaver said...

Sweet! I'm glad Bullwinkle has a buddy. Levi is a great name, too!

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