Friday, October 19, 2012

Sheep Watching

There has been so much going on this summer and fall, but Wyatt and I really enjoy taking breaks to go for a walk and check on the sheep.   It has turned out to be a beautiful fall, with so much color.   I hope to take a drive (just up the road) and take some pictures of the fall colors, but for now, it's sheep pictures.
 Wyatt will be 3 in a couple of months and even though I see him every day, I wonder when he got so big!  He is so sweet too.  I asked him the other day what he wanted for his birthday and he said "a candle"(as he blew out his finger as though it was a candle)   How many years before he makes a list from a toy catalog?   Loving this "candle" stage. 
 Of course, he couldn't be happier with having use of Daddy's 'ni-nocke-tars.  (binoculars)
Now where are those sheep?

I have about 20 left to shear, so I'm past the halfway point anyways, but hope to finish up within the next week.  (so much for that goal of being finished BY October!)

 This is our gray mouflon ewe lamb.  It looks like light hitting her side, but it is the variation of gray in her fleece.   We have been really happy with this years fleeces, especially the gray lambs.  The gray varies from white to gray to a shade of blue that gradually turns into black or moorit towards the tip.
This is the underside of the fleece, but there are a few locks pulled out in the center to show how the fleece goes from light to dark. 

 Roxy -before and after.   As much as I enjoy seeing them in their full fleeces, knowing what it takes to get them sheared, I think I  prefer  seeing them sheared!

Virgil Ram.

Mildreds Ewe Lamb before and after.


then there's Sierra's little lamb.  He is considered a Gray Black yet his fleece is a light shade of brown... 

Hope the next time I have a chance to take pictures the fleeces will be on a skirting table.

Wishing everyone a beautiful fall full of sunshine and color!


  1. I love Mildred! How on Earth has it been three years since that baby was born?! Boggles the mind.

  2. Is Mildred's ewe lamb fleece the same color as the one at the festival that I liked so well?

  3. I love the picture of Roxy's fleece in motion.....icelandic fleeces are so pretty but that twice yearly shearing led me to Shetlands instead. (I get to buy those pretty Icelandic fleeces though!) 'Course I have to do the bloody goats twice a year...

    That Wyatt is a cutie. Our baby just had his eighth birthday; it goes by way to quickly.