Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Countdown

Based on an October 2 breeding date and a gestation period of 147 days, Annabelle and Marta are due Saturday, February 25 - in other words, any day now! Figured I'd better take advantage of a relatively easy schedule today and get them crutched for the big event. While I had them restrained, I took advantage of admiring their other crop - fleece!
Both feel wonderfully soft, although I expect Marta's fleece to test out finer than Annabelle's. Annabelle has consistent, organized crimp; Marta's crimp is disorganized. I can hardly wait to see what these girls are incubating!

That's it for today from . . .

6 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the black .... can't wait for baby pics.

Nancy K. said...

How did I not know that you have a spotted sheep?!

Michelle said...

Nancy, do you mean Annabelle with her grey streak, or gulmoget Marta? I don't think Marta carries spots, but I think Annabelle does as Bart, her 2011 son, is a grey bersugget, and she has spotted ears and nose.

Kelly Bartels said...

Plump girls are such an exciting thing for a shepherd. I have to wait until April. :(

thecrazysheeplady said...

Looking good! :-D

shelly hancock said...

Love both the fleece shots, but I'm a sucker for dark colored fleece. I've enjoyed spinning Shetland with disorganized crimp, it makes a lovely, plump yarn. I'm looking forward to this season's lamb races!