Monday, July 9, 2018

The New Girl

This is Kaala.  She's a natural colored Clun Forest ewe who belongs to my friend Benita aka fiberpusher of Dyed in the Wool fame.  She was part of a flock in Indianapolis that was being dispersed and needed a new home.  

She's a funny little sheep with a big personality.  Since I'm not familiar with the farm she came from, she's in quarantine for awhile.  I wish it weren't so hot, but we're doing the best we can.  Lila stepped in got tricked into babysitting her and she's settling in just fine.







22 comments:

LannieK said...

Well she landed in the best home ever! Love her pretty color. Can't wait to learn more about her and her gorgeous fleece :-)

Michelle said...

It's obvious she thinks she died and went to grass heaven! Welcome to Bluegrass Country, Kaala!

Jean said...

Welcome Kaala - obviously she likes the menu! Has anyone told her about cookies?

Grey Horse Matters said...

She’s a pretty girl. I’m sure she’s going to love her new home, who wouldn’t,it’s sheep paradise!

MarmePurl said...

Ditto all the other comments.

Benita Story said...

I couldn't think of a better place for Kaala to retire to - thank you so very much, Sara, for letting her live on your farm. She looks like she likes the grass there just fine.

JaneJMtl said...

What a pretty sheep! Ditto all the comments above re how lucky she is that you’ve adopted her. Welcome to Equinox Farm, Kaala!

Susan said...

What a lovely sheep! It is going to be so much fun, watching her integrate into your amazing flock!

Terry and Linda said...

What a pretty sheep!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

She is one lucky girl to live at your place! I hope Lila is her friend:)

MeridianJacobs said...

I love those Clun Forest ears.

sophy0075 said...

I’m glad she’s home with you:
1. You are a great shepherd
2. You have a bunch of characters, so Kaala will be a great addition to the troop
3. Club Forest is great fun to spin!

It will be interesting to see who Kaala becomes best buds with.

Cheryl West said...

She is a beauty with her coloring and obviously your pasture has met with approval.

Sheepmom said...

She'll have a great life with you. She's quite different from your other sheep - it will be fun to see her personality and fleece. Let's see how smart she is - offer her a cookie! :-) How do you say her name - Kay-la or Kaah-la? Just so I'm saying it right in my head when I read about her.

Laura L. said...

She's a cutie. And by the way, I always love to see your porch photos-they are so pretty!

Michelle said...

What a lovely lady!

Buttons Thoughts said...

She is beautiful and yes agreed, the best home ever.

karen said...

welcome home!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Her name is pronounced Kah-lah. I frequently call Lila Lah-lah, so that's how I'm trying to get Tim to remember it ;-).

She's not a fan of cookies. I was hopeful the first day when she immediately took a bite of a graham cracker...and then spit it on the ground, took another bite...and spit it on the ground... I'm sure she'll come around ;-).

Unknown said...

The treats that Kaala knows is alfalfa pellets from your hand, or any healthful tidbit - pieces of pumpkin or melon rind, tender fruit tree branch trimmings, lambs' quarters weeds, vegetable trimmings such as celery ends or radish leaves.

Did Benita tell you about her name? While most of my flock generally had Puritan names (Benevolence, Mercy, ThyGlory, Silence, Remarkable), my first pure coal-black baby surprise needed something special - Svart Pärla (Black Pearl in Swedish), of course! She's just called Svarta. Then Benita & I co-purchased Kaala. With visions of a half a flock someday of colored Cluns, I wanted our new girl to be a black jewel in some language. Benita chose Hindi, and we agreed on Black Diamond - Kaala Hiraka. We call her Kaala (ka'-lah). A Hindu speaker may correct us someday, but that's our guess at pronunciation.

Kaala does have personality! I'm truly sorry to lose her, but I'm about to build a new life in Connecticut, living in town as part of that. Benita should get some truly fine fleeces from her, as she won't be producing lambs for me. I'm glad she going to have a happy home, just as I am excited about the new life that I am about to embark on!
--Brenda Miller
former owner of Indiana's first Clun Forest sheep at Dearly Cottage, Kirklin, Indiana

Benita Story said...

The funny part about how Brenda and I named our natural colored Cluns is that the Svart part of Svart Parla and the Kaala part of Kaala Hiraka both mean "black." So we basically ended up called our sheep "Blackie" in different languages. ;)

thecrazysheeplady said...

I have some of those alfalfa pellets. I'll give them a try. Of course, the rest of the sheep will be wondering why she's eating "healthy" treats ;-).

Good luck in your new home. Very exciting!

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