Lambing season is all around us. I am so jealous of everyone. I choose to breed late this year, hoping to miss the harsh late winter. Boy was that a joke. The good thing about a soft winter is I am shearing and not feeling guilty that the sheep are cold.
Our oldest girl MayBe is expecting again this year. A big girl, Southdown/Tunnis cross, bred with our Finn ram. Last year she blessed us with 2 hefty ram lambs. We weren't sure how their fiber would be and May's is wonderful, soft, lofty, very easily spinnable and felts like a dream, so we wethered them both and hung onto them. They are definitely looking nice, next on the list to be shorn and I can't wait.
Yes, our MayBe is a big, bulky, bully type of girl, and uses her weight to push her way wherever she wants to be. She was our first "real" fiber sheep and has stolen the hearts of all. Surprised us with her mothering abilities, she is so self-centered, I did not think she had it in her.
So we wait. MayBe is due May 5th, Cinco de mayo. And yes, MayBe is named as such because she too was a May lamb.
So fellow bloggers, meet the real MayBe, named as such because we weren't sure sheep were for us and we couldn't decide to keep her.. thus Maybe... Maybe we should change her name to Surely! Nahh we already have one of them. We'll save Shirley for another blog. (Fran)
|Must be time for that lambersize stretch|