It is 43 degrees F outside today. Unreal! Hardly a trace of snow. Not a typical December...but Clancy is getting lots of outdoor work done. Sort of the winter equivalent of "make hay while the sun shines."
Because it has just been too long since I've taken any sheep pictures, here are a few. Sorry about the harsh lighting...
River Oaks Lana.
Lana's ewe lamb by LittleRedOak Ash: Penelope. I still can't touch Pen. But she is coming in much closer now, as long as other sheep are crowded around me. I think this eweling is so beautiful and correct...it just drives me nuts that she is not tame yet. I so want to get my hands on her fleece again.
The last two pictures are of Sian's twins by Ash. They have scadder around their necks like their dam and grand-dam, Rachel, did. None of the other lambs this year had it. I don't mind it...though I wouldn't select for it. When I get back into breeding again, I will see if aiming for finer fleece and/or the polled gene eliminates this trait. I'm really hoping these two girls got some polled genetics from their sire. Sian had horned genetics...but she had a non-fading fleece, a nice shape, good feet, and a hardiness about her that I liked. I'm fond of my original Rachel line...so these little sweety pies will hopefully carry that forward into a polled generation.