Monday, November 23, 2009

Grandma of the flock ....

This humble face belongs to Wild Rose Farm #806, an 11 year old registered Rambouillet ewe. She had twins this year. No keepers, since both were ram lambs, but we do have her yearling daughter. Here she is on a sunny Sunday. Most of the time, she brings up the rear when the flock is being moved. Recently nicknamed "Twinkle Toes", she usually manages to be the last sheep "processed" when we're working them through the chute. We just started to notice this. Years of experience have taught her to slink around in the back of the group and then sprint out of reach. Yes, I said sprint! As sheep go, she's rather low slung and will duck her head to evade capture. We've been left empty handed more than once wondering how she dashed past us & into the clear again. I think she enjoys it .......

1 comment:

Gina said...

Aw! What a sweetheart! And a great photo of her.