Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Two Sisters Again

Suzy, two ewe lambs, Melody

I thought I would update you on the Merino X twins and their continuing adventure in motherhood. They have actually been doing a good job. The little babies are quick on their feet and smart. Melody and Suzy both know they are moms now with responsibilities--albeit in their own time frame. Even though the little girls are out of the twins and have the same sire, they still have quite a different look to each other. Suzy's has more of the 'shetland look' and even had a slighty shorter tail, whereas Melody's little girl has a tighter curled fleece with less fluffy guard fibers. She also has more of the merino type of longer face and ears.

The little girls are quite bright and quickly caught on to the fact that they needed to follow mom(s) into their stall at night (unlike some little Shetland rats who shall remain nameless...). I banded their tails a couple of weeks ago as they are still too long to allow them to keep them as adults.

The little girls hang out together, although they both do play with the shetland babies to. It is nice they have each other though, as they are always poking about together.

Anyway, it looks like "The Twins" are gonna be good mommas after all!

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