This month's SSGLI meeting was all about SHEEP! While we often focus on wool and fleeces today there were actual live sheep at the barn :o)
|Mama Lisa leashing them up to come play with us. Yes, sheep on leashes.|
Needless to say, I was in heaven. These little guys were so damn friendly! They're like dogs- only better because you get to spin them. Someday, someday, I will take them all home with me.
As you can see, everyone enjoyed feeling these 3 month old boys. Lisa of Bay Haven Short Tails brought 2 of her 4 little men to visit with us. These 2 were the ones she had to bottle feed. The other two stayed home with their mommy (Hazel, Lisa's son's sheep that he WON at MS&W last year, and Hercules, the ram she brought home to, well, make more sheep with).
These boys just love attention. Granted, they did get a little distracted by things they could chew on. But really they loooooved being petted. And we willingly obliged them!
This is Malin, my new boyfriend. I can't say no to a sheep who WANTS to lay his head on my lap. He nibbled my fingers too.
Julia got some kisses from Oliver too :o)
Here's what I learned tonight about raising sheep:
- They're cheaper to buy than a dog.
- You don't need allll that much room for them.
- They're the friendliest little guys ever and make awesome pets.
Even better- they talk to you: