Monday, 28 April 2008

Sheep Shopping

Following my supporting Kath on her horse shopping mission the other week, she kindly returned the favour and accompanied me to pick up my new little flock member this weekend.

Bartistown Ruby is a black blettet sokket shetland (or a little bandit as Chris described her). She has the most divine fine fleece and a beautiful little fluke tail. I can't wait to take her to a couple of shows this summer.

On introducing her to the others she seemed a little overwhelmed at first. But soon settled down and got to know her new field mates. Of course she is half sister to Rosy, Rebbecca and Rachel and I wasn't too surprised that she revealed that she did indeed recognise them. They soon split into their usual groups, but now they number five and four.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

My goodness, you've been a busy blogger all of a sudden! I sure like your new sheep; she's a real beauty. And such a nice place to live!

Jenny Holden said...

LOL, yes I've been so busy that I had loads of little snippets backed up wqaiting to be added.
Things are about to get very hectic at work as I approach the next stage of the water vole release... watch this space!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Ok! I wanna see her right side Jenny!! I want to see a full Blettit...I hear you have a solid line of them in the UK, we don't here yet that I know of!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Wait a're releasing voles??? You just come on over here and I'll get a thousand of the blasted things in 2 days flat....we're inundated in voles! Poor kitties, they bring them into the barn and can't eat the poisonous things...ok, your water voles better be precious sweethearts that need saving. :-)

Nancy K. said...

What a BEAUTIFUL ewe!!! Congratulations on a good buy!

Jenny Holden said...

Thanks Nancy, I'm very pleased with her. I can't wait to get her to some shows. Halter training soon, that'll be fun!

Poisonous voles?! Blimey, my water voles are precious little sweethearts and are the fastest declining mammals in Britain.