Ethan was found sampling some plants. I forget how big they are when they are out of their "gated community". I am not sure how much they actually weigh under all that wool, but I am thinking a good 150 lbs might be in the ballpark.
Ira on the left and Ethan on the right are 3 years old now and are named after The Green Mountain Boys of Vermont (Ethan and Ira Allan). They are truly the most loveable, huggable, silly wethers. Everyday I get a woolly Cotswold hug from them. Cotswolds were the first sheep I got and I could not image ever not having them on the little homestead.
Little Miss Addison is a Cotswold/Shetland cross. Jedidiah is her sire and she has the gully tear drops. Although she is almost the same age as Essex, she is much smaller like the Shetlands but is incredibly soft like Jed though has that long Cotswold fleece. She was not a planned breeding but I am so happy to have her!!! And she gives Cotswolds hugs too!
Seriously, everyone should have a long wool sheep to hug........esp. if its a rare breed like the Cotswolds........not that I am partial or anything:)
P.S. I was the someone who forgot to pull the gate shut:)