Caught "mid-beller", Nhu expresses her dissatisfaction with being sheared and dressed up in clothes.
Needless to say, there was a lot of "bellering" today from all of the sheep. Nobody was happy. Even moving the flock to fresh ground didn't offset the general disgust with the situation. "Too bad, so sad," says the shepherd. Sian and Nhu model their coats. I am glad to see Nhu is finally bagging up. She will likely lamb close to the date I noted for her last fall: 4/25/10. Her twin, Lyneth, was in the breeding pen with Arvada for the same length of time but has not even started to develop yet. I'll spare you the close-ups I took of the area in question, but female intuition tells me she is bred. If she is, I doubt she will lamb until mid to late-May. Lyneth has always been an "easy-keeper." I suspect her weight interfered with conception last fall. Lyneth models her coat. I am wondering if it isn't just a bit too short? Anna Belle's coat seems to fit perfectly. I'm so in love with the idea that my fleeces will be bright and clean next shearing! L to R: Vianne, Anna, Lyneth, Leil