Friday, April 15, 2011
Curly is the Cotswold ram and Mollie is the ewe. Our 14 year old German Shorthair Pointer is named Mollie so we changed Mollie's name to Mo - the perfect companion for Curly. We also got Mo's lambs from last year, a pair of Cotswold X Shetlands, as well as a little year old Cotswold X Babydoll wether who was part of the original package.
As we were traveling to retrieve the sheep we got a call from their owner. Mo, who we knew was pregnant, had just lambed. To make a long story short, Helen and Ellen, the twin Cotswold girls, traveled home in the truck cuddled in my lap. Even at birth they were covered with gorgeous wooly ringlets that I can hardly wait to spin. After a happy reunion in the barnyard, the little family has been inseparable. They have joined the rest of our flock but still manage to hang out as a family. I came out the other day to find Curly just quietly watching over his little crew.