We bought this CVM ewe from Little Orchard farm when she was 6 months old.  I was intrigued to have a sheep with this style of wool.  She just hung out on our farm and was sheared once per year giving us lovely crimpy variegated fleeces.  But she was ornery.  A friend Delilah who was helping me try to shear her named her.  Here are photos of Mutiny from over the years here:

But age caught up with her too.  She became blind and thin.  She was put in a separate pen with other older sheep and fed grain and wetted alfalfa pellets.  She also got slices of bread which she loved.  But over the last couple of days she stopped eating and standing so we put her down yesterday.

Yesterday sucked.

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9 Responses to Mutiny

  1. Jackie craw says:

    It does suck to have to put down an animal. So sorry.

  2. So sorry. If only our critters would stay with us longer!

  3. Lois Moore says:

    I do understand Donna. It seems that all of us older shepherds are now losing our old friends, and it doesn’t get easier. And the tough strong-minded ones do somehow wrap themselves around our hearts.

  4. Michelle says:

    What beautiful wool she had. I hope you saved some to work with yourself.

  5. Denise says:

    So sorry. Rest in peace Mutiny. 🙁

  6. Jeanne says:

    What a shame! She surely had beautiful wool. Good thing you have some of her wool.

  7. Nancy Krohn says:

    What a cutie! A lucky girl to have had such a loving xshepherdess!
    P.S. Dream is still going strong!

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