Monday, 15 June 2009

in various states of undress....

as promised, a few pictures of our girls slowly self shedding....


on this ewe the first area to "peel" is the side...


this is great if only one side starts as the ewe could always stand against a fence thereby just showing the admiring tourists her "good side"......

sadly for some ewes this does not happen...
as seen here on our oldest girl......


she is looking more worn out than the others!
this may well be her last year of being a mama, we are thinking that she will just be the comfy grandma of the group next year....
in commercial farming she would have a good few years of breeding left in her but we feel that she has possibly had enough...



the first ewe to lamb is now almost completely hairless....

just a little more to go......

just a bit still hanging on......

i think it is because of the cold snap we had this past week - she has sensibly decided that what you need on a cold day is a wool shrug.....



just big enough to cover the shoulders whilst you go about your daily chores :)



there are of course those that look on with there full fleece still intact....
looking majestic....
slightly smug....

little do they know that they will have to face the shears in the not too distant future....



then this poor old girl can sit back, relax, enjoy being "naturally" hairless...
and look smug!



final picture today is of my most favourite lamb....

how pretty is she?

t x

p.s... to those that are waiting for an invite to Sea House blog .....
i am gradually going through the list but i do
need an email address in order to send an invite and if there is not one shown on your blog then i have no way of inviting you :(
the good news is that i have had no time to update the blog so you are not missing anything at all :)
please rest assured that i am not ignoring you

14 comments:

GenerallyGemma said...

I'd love an invite! I miss dropping in and seeing how things are going!

Geri said...

I may not have an attached email and i would very much like an invite!

gerijones64@hotmail.com

Lyn said...
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Vintage to Victorian said...

I hadn't realised your sheep were DIY shearers!!!!

Email is on my blog. I've just checked!

Sue x

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Does the wool shed in clumps from the sheep and if so, do you collect it from the field? Are you planning on spinning the wool yourself or will you sell it?
Sorry I'm so full of questions - I'm just curious about the proocess.
The lamb is so cute.

Cathy said...

I'm not sure if mine is on there. It's cathylsnyder@yahoo.com. The ladies are looking a bit shaggy. Have the neighbors been bothered by trespassers? Dogs don't understand trespassing..they understand a need to run! Ours have issues with the neighbors too but so far no complaints.

Balladeer said...

I would love an invitation please - my country heart is vicariously lived through your blog in the badlands of SE London!

janetchequer@yahoo.co.uk

Tamara said...

I would love an invite. Since I'm cutrrently living in Bulgaria, I promise I won't drop by! I do love the Sea House.

LiddieJane@hotmail.com

Katie twinkles said...

Do I take it that the last ewe was not in fact in lamb? And that my skills as a sheep whisperer are in fact zero since I was convinced there was a bebe in there...

Lyn said...

Hope you don't mind, now that you have formally invited me to your sea house, I have deleated my last message as I am wary about having my email address up there for all to see- I get enough spam anyway!
So Thankyou for the invite, I have already been over for a peek and will be back soon.
Love the sheep and love the Cricket!
Love
Lyn
xxxx

Pam said...

Hi Tracy
Am I too late to ask for an invite?
I would so miss not seeing how Sea House develops. Like so many others I think this house build has helped me get over the fact that I won't get to build one for myself!
Love the way Cricket is turning out - a real boy dog.
P x

Ferretti said...

Hi Tracy I don't have a blog but have really enjoyed reading and seeing your Sea House blog watching your lovely house come together so if poss could I please have an invite e mail addy is ferretti30@hotmail.com
hope to see further adventures soon kind regards Donna

julie said...

I'd love an invite as you are such an inspiration.

julie ( at ) lcr dot myzen dot co dot uk

Loving the sheep couture! Hope you are gathering up the sheddings for carding and spinning!

Emma said...

I'd love to keep seeing your beautiful Sea House growing and changing please.

my email is tiggytwinkle(at)appt(dot)net(dot)au

Thanks