Sunday, August 26, 2007

They're Here!

We went to get the girls yesterday. They’re all CVM/Romeldale from Rocky Long’s LIttle Orchard Farm in Bow WA. Rocky was very helpful in preparing the girls for their move. He sheared them as we watched and showed us how to trim hooves. They seemed to come through the short trip home without difficulty and are all settled in their stall. We plan to keep them in there for a few days until they become used to us and then let them out to pasture. The fences are in place and working. We are thrilled! My in-laws went with us so were in on the adventure.

The girls came with names, so “Lucy” & “Ethel” will be saved for ewes yet to be born. I’m still trying to remember their names -Ginger & Pebbles (the two big girls), Helena (little black ewe) & Animarie (spotted little ewe).

On the knitting front, I’ve started a sweater with handspun Shetland & miscellaneous wool. I’m doing a seed stitch cardigan which should be nice & warm for winter.


Blogger Nancy said...

Yvonne, Look at those sheep! They are really cute, and look pretty settled in already! I hope they enjoy the pasture as much as they look like they enjoy the stable!

Congratulations on your first flock!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Tina T-P said...

How exciting! Your girls are here - hope they are settling in well - (I still think they need a couple of Shetland sisters to keep them company - ha, ha) T.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Congratulations! They are wonderful! I'm very envious.

4:02 AM  

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