Saturday, January 22, 2011
Dreads of Winter
There comes a point in winter when I just know its just the dead of winter. The grey skies, pathetic cold temps, snow that keeps coming and keeps staying...............
..........and the dread locks on the Cotswolds. This is Nistock Farms Essex Junction aka "Essex". This is Essex's second winter and she is sporting some serious dreads. She often likes to wear her hay jewelry that other sheep and goats will eventually pick off and eat. I am wondering if she needs a ponytail holder so she can see?
Ethan, a Black Cotswold wether, is sporting shorter dreads. However, he has the white winter cap look going on which is quite fashionable if I do say so myself.
Miss Chelsea, a white Romney from Vermont Grand View Farm, appears to be enjoying her first winter. She won't have the real long dreads like the Cotswolds but just little ones. I just love her face!
Another sure sign of winter cold is when the snow doesn't melt off of the sheep. Now of course every year people ask me if the sheep sleep inside the barn. 90% of the time the sheep are sleeping outside, either in the lean-to's or under the overhang of the barn and often they are laying right out in the snow while its snowing.
This morning it was -6. Tonight its suppose to be about the same with a high of 11 on Sunday. And Sassy and Daisy are holding strong with those babies;) The sound of 30 degrees in the weather forecast is exciting, however, there is no 30 in this weeks forecast!