Saturday, July 26, 2008


Gosh...a long stretch of time has gone by since I entered anything into this blog. I will never catch up so won't even try.

In early July we picked up a new lamb from a Shetland breeder not to far from us, and she is a cutie. We named her CAMILLA. That is supposed to be German for Chamomile which is the name I wanted for her. We have loosely followed a botanical theme in sheep names. She's white because she is meant to be a replacement for Fleur who we were culling.

However, Fleur is still here, as she pulled a sly one at loading time and got away from us. We'll try taking her in when we load fall lambs now. She is isolated and feed until I think it safe to release her. That way she doesn't get knocked away from the feed, and can have some goodies that the others can't have. She is also somewhat more catchable ( but not very) for vaccinations, and physically checking over. It also allows her to get acquainted with the flock without getting harmed. Here's a few photos.


goldfishgirl said...

Camilla looks beautiful, what a sweet white face! Do you recall my Suffolk Ewe who was also named Camilla, she was the best ewe in my flock - so you've chosen a name with good history to it :) As for Fleur, that's one smart move to have escaped the cull round-up!

Barbara said...

Hi Karen,
Actually, I had forgotten about your Camilla. What a coincidence! Yeah Fleur is smart...but she had birthing problems, hence the culling idea. Now she is pretty wild, and won't come in to the pen for feeding. :(