Meet some of the ewes

This is Shetland ewe Nugget and her ewe lamb Lulu. Nugget is one of my largest ewes; she has soft, crimpy musket (oatmeal grey) fleece. Lulu is a wonderfully soft, crimpy white lamb. And Lulu is a big girl!

These girls are taking a break in the barn. Shetlands Lily (moorit), Nugget (musket) and Lulu (white) are on the left. One of our two Cheviot ewe lambs is on the right.

This is a good picture to illustrate the size difference between the Shetlands and Cheviots. Nugget (Shetland ewe) is on the left. She is a little smaller than the Cheviot ewe lamb on the right. We bought the two Cheviot ewes from Kathy and Al Munkelwitz in Isle, Mn. The Cheviots will be put with a Blue Faced Leicester ram in December. In the spring, we will have our first Mule Sheep from a BFL-Cheviot cross!

Here is another picture of a Cheviot girl. I still can’t think of names for the two girls. Ideas anyone??

Roundaboutacres also added two BFL-Shetland Mules to our flock this year. These two lovely ewe lambs – white and colored Mules – were purchased from Laura at Psalm 23 Farm. On the right is a Shetland ewe lamb.

This is a close up of the colored Mule’s fiber. Purly and lustrous!!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bill D on 11/04/2008 at 11:24 AM

    You have a Nessarose? What a cool name! From “Wicked,” or some other source?



  2. Posted by Terri D. on 11/04/2008 at 3:04 PM

    Yes, she is named after a character in “Wicked.” Her previous owner loves that play. She named several llamas after characters.



  3. Posted by 아만다 on 11/05/2008 at 9:37 PM

    Good Man says he’s never seen black sheep. Which is kind of funny since he’s sort of a black sheep amongst Koreans…

    First photo is really, really good Mom.



  4. Posted by zippiknits on 11/06/2008 at 8:33 PM

    The two lambs have the color of Apricot poodles. How beautiful all your lambs are.



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