It has been raining and cold for what seems like weeks, so when today turned out to be gorgeous and 80+ degrees...well...I made a point to be outside. Of course first thing this morning I didn't realize how nice it was...and as I ran out the back door to chase the very bad bad bad lambs back into their pen I was assaulted by a very bright fiery ball in the sky....I felt like a vampire...I screamed, threw my arms up to shield my eyes..cried for my mother..then realized it was just the sun and not some strange earth altering event. I wasn't sure. Really.
This is Annabelle. She's a registered Gloucestershire old spot pig. She looks tired, eh? You want to know why?? Because she has spent much of the day out of her pen. Yeah..another fence "jumper" (ok..she really doesn't "jump")..yay. Luckily she's more like a dog than a pig...in fact she was laying in the long grass and the only reason I found her was because Vella was laying right there with her. I need to get them moved down into the woods where they have plenty of shade...although they're so social I can't really see them staying down there. I guess we'll find out.
Moe and Mop. *sigh*...yes, Mop is getting ready to lick the electric fence. It happens often. He's special.
Two of the lambs...the dark on is a ram...the lighter one is a ewe. I still don't know what color she is. He is black with the gray pattern...see the black fleece and the lighter fleece showing through? She definatly has two copies of the gray gene making her homozygous gray...but I cannot...for the LIFE of me...figure out whether she is black...or moorit (brown). See her legs...they look light brown, yes? those could be just heavy phaelomine (tan or browninsh coloring on white fleece)....because if you look close..you can see the black on the knees....
and closer you can see the brownish fleece..with what looks like black fleece....really ...maybe I should have just chosen white sheep, then I would know for certian what I was getting.
Ruthie's ram...Yuri. He's black gray.
Rita's boy...Yoyo. He's moorit gray.
Yap. He's ...white.
Oh my lovely Yakky (yakov). Is he not gorgeous??? He's got rather big scurs though :( He is ...are you ready for this mouthful?? Moorit/gray Mouflon. Yup. His fleece to to DIE for though....WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE BEEN A GIRL!?!?!. Sorry...had to get that out :)
I hope you all are enjoying your summer :)