|Hunky polled ramlet Bogie, taken a week before the last lambings|
|A fairly successful attempt at capturing Bardot's amazing fleece and structure|
|Bette, left, and Butler, right, to show their slight difference in color|
|A better look at Bette's beautiful back end|
|Bette's scrumptious fleece without flash...|
|...and with flash|
|Bernadette's color and crimp for comparison|
|The littles got left behind! Then ONE ewe remembered her babies....|
|Bacall and Bardot come over to say "Hi"|
In their lust for lush grass after being cooped up a couple days, Bree and Babette abandoned their lambs! Bree came to her senses almost immediately; Babette, unfortunately, did not. Confused by the big, big world, Bernadette hung with her cousins until Bree realized she had an interloper and butted her away. So I scooped her up and went to find her mother – who kept moving on to avoid me. I finally got them reunited, and left them all to graze and play. Then it started to rain – no, pour!
|Hard to see just how wet it is out there|
Last night I realized that all the data is in, so I needed to calculate the winner of my lambing dates calculator. I tackled that this morning, figuring out how many days off each person was for each lambing and adding them together. Diane started off with a BANG, missing Sarai's and Vienna's lambing dates by just one day each (-2). But after all four ewes lambed, a new leader emerged – Tina, with -17! Since Tina spins, knits, knits and weaves, I'm hoping she'll appreciate winning my first Fair Isle project, Sheep Heid:
I started another Sheep Heid out of scraps today while at a memorial service. (It lasted over two hours – I sit still ever so much better when my hands are busy!)
That's it for a busy day at . . .