Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Last ram standing

That would be Braveheart standing proud and intact, while his three sons nurse their wounds. Rick made time to "wetherize" them today, so I'm keeping an eye on them. I am hoping that by tomorrow they will have mostly forgotten about their trauma, and can start enjoying the life of a much-loved fiber pet without the hassles of hormones.

Speaking of fiber, I had to take another look at Brava's fleece while in with the sheep. This is what her crimpy, velvety, "chocolate mousse" wool looks like under her coat:If you're a spinner, I'll bet you're salivating now, right? :-)

I think Rechel's most alluring feature is her big, beautiful eyes set in a refined head. I might possibly be trading Rechel for a ewe with polled genetics, and I have to admit, she will be hard to part with. But if she goes, it will be to an excellent home. We'll see what happens....

That's it for now at . . .

7 comments:

sheepsclothing said...

Yep. You've got one spinner salivating over here. Chocolate mousse... yum.
Do wish I could bring one of your fiber boys home, but alas- the homestead's not quite ready for it yet. Perhaps next year!

Deb said...

Braveheart is a handsome fellow. I would be happy with any of the boys on your page :) and that chocolate mousse fleece....mmmmmmmmmmm. I don't think you will be parting with her anytime soon .

Jenny Holden said...

I'm never going to get over this putting jackets on Shetlands! LOL!!

Mim said...

When my little rams are "neutralized" the farm finds calm! I hate doing it but love the piece it brings. I have some "peaches and cream" that would go great with your mousse! Did her color change after she lost all her wool from being sick?

Kathy said...

Ooo...I'll bet that smarts! (Did Rick band them or do "it" surgically?)

Sharon said...

Is Rachel a Shetland? She looks like a goat~

Tammy said...

Poor Boys - I hope they're feeling better in the next few days.
Brava's fleece is certainly coming in beautiful - you'll have to keep us up to date on her progress.