Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wrestling with restraint

Yesterday I took a mental health break and worked with the lambs. All four got haltered, lead, tied, and pedicured; even Barbados, who was sure the contraption I put on his head for the first time was lethal.
Oh, such drama! (Notice the slack leadline in most of the photos.) I told him that gentlemen and ladies must learn to walk nicely on a halter and lead. No response. I told him he'd better get over it and stand nicely for the camera if he ever wanted the chance to go play Casanova with some pretty Shetland ladies. "Girls?"
Yep, that did the trick. Boys.

Boulderneigh Barbados (S39387), a crimpy moorit katmoget, polled twin ram lamb out of fine-fleeced stock, is ready to report for duty. He can be delivered to OFFF, or catch a ride to points east with Garrett Ramsay at the end of September.

I'll share photos of the girls tomorrow.

That's it for now from . . .

5 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

These are HYSTERICAL!!!

Nancy Kay said...

The last few posts about your lambs is very entertaining; it's nice that Brian is helping out a bit with walking the lambs. It must take a lot of patience and work to raise these fine friends.

Maureen said...

Ha! Oh the drama indeed! He is such a sweetie tho...

Michelle said...

Yes, Sara, halter-training lambs is pretty hilarious if one is not in a hurry! And they learn quickly, Nancy Kay; sheep are smarter than most people think. Hopefully I can find that sweetie a new home, Maureen!

Kelly said...

I am attempting to halter train ewe lambs for the WSWF and you'd think I was trying to kill them the way they carry on about it. One of the girls is a flopper, one is a high jumper and one launches herself straight at your head when you are leaning over!!! Telling them how silly they are being doesn't seem to faze them a bit. sigh