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.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Liberty and Free

(1/2 Shetland x Merino/Dorset)

(1/2 Shetland x Merino/Dorset)

Much to my dismay, I've decided I need to sell these two girls. I had hoped to keep them, as I'd love to have one of the "Sherino" type sheep. Unfortunately my flock over-floweth, and it seems wiser to find them new homes, where they can be enjoyed and fussed over. They do have to stay together. You can find more of their 'vital statistics' over on my website.

Both of these girls have lovely fleeces growing in. I think they will be very tame and sweet natured. They need someone to give them lots of attention. They come up and nibble on my clothes and are very curious about everything. They will be slightly larger than the Shetlands at maturity.

In the last two photos, you will see Gracie teaching her grand-lambs, Liberty and Free how to be cute, nosey and pesky at the same time. Gracie is very good at this, and frequently pokes her head in the chicken house door while I'm feeding the chickens. Thankfully she hasn't jumped up in there with me in a long while!

Pay attention girls, watch how grandma does this.

This peskiness training is hard work!


Pat in TN said...

I think it's always hard to part with any farm animal ... even those that you know are just 'passing through'. I'm glad to see you're going to keep them together ... should make the transition a little easier that way. Good luck finding them a good, new, loving home.

Tammy said...

Thanks Pat,
I work hard at trying to find them good homes, but you never know. It is the hardest part of raising them---having to sell some of them.