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, August 08, 2008

Sheep Size Comparison

For those who wonder how small the Shetland Sheep are in the 'grand scheme' of things, I thought I would share this photo.

At the rear of the picture is the neighbor's Holstein heifer, most likely between 1 to 2 years old. The white sheep is, Gracie, my Dorset girl, unperturbed by the size or curiosity of the cow. The black and moorit (brown) sheep are Shetlands.

And this is why I decided on sheep instead of cows!


Kathy said...

Why is it the sheep don't seem that small when you're working with them? Then I see a picture and think, "Gosh, they ARE small sheep!" :)

Tammy said...

I know Kathy, these small sheep can suddenly seem monsterous in size, esp. if they somehow get the 'upper hoof' when we are trying to work with them! :-)