Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet snoggles

"Rain, rain, when you come to stay,
My little sheep won't eat and play."

Yesterday didn't dawn; it brightened to a lighter shade of grey. The sheep take cover under the trees when it rains steadily, which means growing lambs and pregnant ladies aren't grazing like they need to. So I decided to leave the sheep in the fold with green, third-cutting orchard grass hay to enjoy under shelter yesterday morning. Since Brian made an unexpected departure with his dad, that gave me the opportunity to sit down in the clean straw and snoggle with my lambies (which happened to include a couple yearlings and a two-year-old wether).

Beautiful Barry, looking to be someone's fiber love.

Bodhran, who got his mom's big eyes and broad forehead - which I find very attractive!

Blake is pushing his way in for some loving; these boys are still basically smooth-polled at eight weeks of age - nothing but tiny crumblies.

"Now you're mine; all mine."

Banjo is still a little unsure of me after the "rubber band incident." (I'm working on him, Jeannie!) If you look closely, you can see his tiny scurs just peeking out of his fuzzy head.

Today the sheep are happily back out on pasture. Although this one -
isn't that interested in grazing.

Still hoping for May lambs at . . .

12 comments:

Mom L said...

Well, she's got the weekend to produce! Good luck with that. They all look lovely.

Nancy in Iowa

Tammy said...

Looks like her 'shape has shifted' even if she hasn't totally dropped. She just doesn't look quite as wide load as before. Here is hoping it is soon, and that there is at least one little ewe lamb in there!
Tammy

Lois said...

Looking closer now! It shouldn't be long...

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Thanks for the photos of the little polled ram lamby heads. Your little chocolate boy is just a WINNER!

Michelle said...

I don't know, Lois; I'm still not seeing a "voluptuous vulva"!

Thanks, Sabrina! I'm happy to report that his bite is looking better, too!

sheepsclothing said...

Love the pictures of the boys. Hope that Katie comes though for you over the weekend!

Kara said...

Oh I hope Katie doesn't make you wait much longer. Enjoy the weekend.

Sharon said...

Loves those little sweet baby faces~

Juliann said...

Gorgeous heads on those lambs. I'm such a sucker for a pretty Shetland face.

sheeps and me said...

Today is the day Michelle. And it will be all little ewes. The more I look at the little Shetlands the more I think I should go with them. Happy lambing,and we all want to know as soon as it happens.

Michelle said...

I hope so, Linda - but just not when I'm in town doing Rick's payroll! Yes, I think you need Shetlands. :-) Everyone does!

Kathy said...

Let's hope by now Katie has burst forth a bunch of beauties for you! You know when a Shetland doesn't want to eat, something's up. ;)
(I've been meaning to ask how your sheep-search is going and if you got test results back on Brava) Please send any rain this way as we sure need some!