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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Add a Little Sunshine....

.......after a nice rain, of course, and we have green and food!  Our weather has been a bit wacko lately, torrential rains for the past week and it wasn't even October (we set a record for amount of rain this September).  Don't think I have ever seen it rain so hard except when I was in the rainforest of the Yucatan.  But now with the sunshine and warmth we have some grass growth.  The sheep are happy about that.  I guess it would be like us having to eat freeze dried food for a week then being introduced to a big buffet table of freshly prepared dishes.  We would go crazy too.  I took some pictures with our new camera (what a joy to have the picture click at the exact moment I take the picture!) and of course the sheep were so engrossed in eating it took shaking the earth to get them to look up.  But here's what I got.
This is Miss Cleo, one of the young ones.  She gets the "Miss Autumn" award for her color coordination.

Clancy the "playboy" escaping the camera.  He hates to have his picture taken;  I was lucky to catch him here.

Katrina who never has a bad hair day!

Our boomerang sheep Mali, a return to our flock after being sold as a lamb.  We are very lucky to have her back;  fleece is stunning!

The little Gottie babies just had their first haircut.  They are really happy to have sun.

Shebaa and her lovely fleece.  Interesting she was very light in color, almost white.  Now at age 4 her fleece is coming in much darker.  I like it!

Close up of Shebaa's fleece.

A sheep gang!

Leitzel, one of our choices for breeding this year. 
For those in need of spinning material I still have plenty of Shetland top for sale.  Check out the sale page.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely fleeces, wish some of my fleeces would darken, several all brown or all black only faces and legs hold color and fleeces turn white, finally got a dark chocolate brown and she is holding her color.

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  2. There is a slight possibility it could be the kelp I started feeding about a year ago. They say kelp helps them keep their color; I don't know. I had stopped for a few years because the stuff was so expensive. Decided to try again. She is the only one so far that has darkened. Might be worth a try. I dilute it quite a bit mixing it in their mineral mix.

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