Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Huggable and Loveable

This past weekend the weather here in Ohio was just wonderful and the sheep were enjoying it and some were being "frisky". Someone forgot to pull tight on the gate to close it and some woolly bodies snuck their big selves out into the yard.

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.

Essex, the 8 month old white Cotswold ewe lamb, was not doing well about 2 weeks ago but with a lot of loving and babying she is doing much better and even had a little head rubbing with Dixie this past weekend.

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:)


~Tonia said...

Dont you hate it when it was YOUR fault!LOL Like when I walked off and left the water running... For a while.. It wasnt the kids even though they usually do the watering..
Those sheep are big!!

Deb said...

They have adorable faces and look very huggable :)

Kara said...

Are you telling me it is just a matter of time for me until I get a Cotswold? So glad your pretty white ewe lamb is feeling better. :)

kristi said...

I just hate admitting I was at fault but since I am the only 2 legged one at the homestead I have to suck it up sometimes:)

Yes they are pathetically huggable....and they are hysterical to watch when they are running:)

yes, it is just a matter of time!! A fiber flock should have a little bit of this and that:)

Michelle said...

So glad to hear that Essex is doing better! Did you ever figure out what was wrong? I don't have room for more sheep, but I have a serious craving for Miss Addison's fleece!

Christine said...

I just love the Cotswolds. I wish I had more room. I'd love to have one.

Heather said...

Oh wow, I think I need me one of those cotswold. I love hugs!