Wow, two posts in one day! Can I stand it!
Things are now really moving slow since the Thanksgiving calories are settling on our bones ahhh but the extra insulation doesn't hurt with these low temps we are having (gotta put a positive spin on holiday weight gain)!
Finally the time came for our gorgeous Ram Arna, to be reunited with his fabulous gal pals!! I got myself all bundled up in my heavy duty coveralls, wool socks and new wool hat (needle felted by yours truly) and off to the sheep pen I went.
The air was crisp and the anticipation was high both for me and the sheepies. It seemed they knew what I was about to do. That their natural instincts were to be satisfied after much separation. Eliza Jane greeted me first, well, really second she head butted poor little Aniela out of the way. Her look was curious, as if studying me and my intentions.
Snapping pictures as I entered they followed my every step. Across the pen the boys stood at the gate with a quick little shuffling of the hooves. I spoke softly to them and asked them to play nice with each other.
As soon as that gate the kept them apart for the last almost three months was swung open, it took no more than half a minute before the choreography began! Arna's neck went down, his regal head went up and so did his top lip. He set his sights on Ania, our black lamb only she wasn't too thrilled at the advances. After a quick ring around the rosey round the big maple tree, he decided he'd change the game plan. Elilza Jane our yearling was more than agreeable to his attempted affections and held her position! I stood in amazement at the sight of this dance of nature. Camera in hand and a few video clips later (oh did I mention I wore rubber boots not insulated ones? Yeah, my toes were numb) I knew my presence was not needed nor wanted I am certain. After trailing them through the pasture for a good 45 minutes, I made like the wind and made my way back to the house. Reluctantly I might add.
We all continued to watch from the kitchen picture window!! What busy bodies we are ;-) .
If all goes well, come April we should have some lovely babies gracing our farm! fingers crossed everyone!!!
Changing gears for a moment, lets talk fleece!!! Since our shearing a few weeks ago I have been working hard at skirting and needle felting!! As you know I have felted everything I can get my hands on but truly I think hats are going to be my thing. I will be posting some pictures a little later when the camera starts acting normal again. I've already made two and am working on my third. Meanwhile, I have put up a listing on Ebay and will soon on Etsy, for 2.2 oz of black skirted, unwashed fleece. Check it out, its under gebjr90 on Ebay. In the future it will be under BacharFarms.
Here is a sample of the locks...let me know if you'd like any or just your thoughts would be plenty!!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend. It is my prayer that health and happiness abound for you and yours!!