On March 9th, we went up to Black Sheep Creamery for a farm tour, cheese making tour, and to pick up our own milking lambs. They have grown so much since we've brought them home and I am smitten.
Here they are on our neighbor's horse pasture in belly high grass. Every morning we walk them over and then bring them back to the farm in the evening. I didn't think it was possible for a sheep to get chubby off of grass, but boy, are they ever filling out!
Jax has been going with us sometimes when we walk the sheep over to the pasture and we've been working with him on not chasing or jumping on them. It's hard for him being a puppy and all, but he needs to learn right away that his job is to protect, not pounce.
Evelyn - the beauty
Charlotte - the brains
Lucy in front (the bossy-pants) and Elizabeth in back (the sweetheart)
Just this last Sunday, we went back up to Black Sheep Creamery to pick up a ram lamb, which I need to take pictures of. He's younger and skinnier than these ladies, but should grow big and fast in time for some fall courtship with the ladies. With a little luck, we'll have cute lambs in the spring, and once weaned, possibly some sheep milk available for cheese making.