Saturday, May 17, 2008

Boston Lake Lyneth

Today started out so beautifully: I took a few pictures of the sheep first thing this morning. I planned to post some of them and then use the fine weather to get a bunch of work done.
Then my youngest son broke his big toe and I had to run him into town to see a doctor. (We'll know more next week after a specialist views his x-rays.) By the time we left the doctor's office, the sky had clouded up. Sparse, angry, raindrops were slapping the pavement occasionally. And the wind was quite fierce. Leif and I actually had to walk the last bit of the way home because an aspen had fallen across the driveway.
After a I unwound from my mad dash to town, Clancy and I got some yard work done in spite of the blustery weather.
This evening I scrolled through the photos from this morning. Some of them turned out nicely. Shown is Lyneth (Sheltering Pines Bombarde x Bramble Anna Belle.) Notice how her ears are not perfectly set at the 10 and 2 o'clock position? I can honestly say that is the worst thing about her. She is a delicate beauty with incredibly crimpy, soft fleece. Click on the picture to see a larger version of it.
I also thought it was sweet of her to pose so nicely in front of the lake for me.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I hadn't heard that the ears had to be at 10:00 and 2:00, just that they needed to be above horizontal, and Lyneth's are. She's a beauty -- and MUCH cleaner than my white ewe lamb!

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

I think you are right about the ears, Michelle. I just prefer them at that 10 and 2 position because they look so alert that way. The katmoget lamb in the sidebar photo has the type of ears I like.

I am splitting hairs here. My main point is that I have to get really picky to find things wrong with Lyneth-and I LOVE that about her. :)

I don't know about clean though: My sheep have had free range of pasture and forest for a few weeks now and I swear all they do is rub up against pine trees and old haybales. They look clean from a distance, I suppose. But up close they have been giving me real reasons to think about trying sheep coats. LOL

Thanks for reading Michelle.