Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Shaun the Sheep fan. So naturally I named the ram lamb we decided to keep Shaun the Sheep as well. We were going to see how he developed, if he would become a breeding ram. Well, last January he escaped. We normally keep our rams 2 fences away from our ewes, but the Department of Ecology said we couldn’t use that field so had to move them to a field next to the ewes. I put up a net fence for added protection, but Shaun found out it was pretty flimsy. So he spent a happy day in with all of our ewes. Last week I discover Monette was developing an udder. Shortly after that I discovered this:
Now this is Shaun’s elderly mother, Sheila. This is NOT how his namesake would behave! Sheila and Monette are due June 1st +/- 5 days. So that shoots down my Memorial Day plans of going to my grandfather’s birthday in Cliffdell. Instead we will be back to the every 3 hour day and night barn checks. Thanks Shaun!
Now one of our lambs is being bought by Denise ,and she is naming him Chone the Sheep (pronounced the same way). I am hoping he will be better behaved than my Shaun. He has been wethered so that improves the odds.
On an entirely different note, we put packs on our llamas and walked them on the back of the property today. Here they are getting ready:
I did have to miss my three day Shetland Lace class this weekend. I became ill with a stomach bug last week and didn’t recover completely until today. I have missed a lot because of illness recently: 2 Mariners games, this lace class, and work last Wednesday night. Now I have to miss Memorial Day weekend for an entirely different reason. I guess that’s life, but it kind of sucks sometimes.