Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sheep Shots

Today is a beautiful Spring like day.

I  went out this morning and let the Tunis out of the barn and into the barnyard. Still separate from everyone but able to browse around and see the daylight. I wondered how they would do with the electric fence, thankfully they have stayed put and didn't challenge it. Even when they had visitors coming up on the other side to find out who the intruders were. That is a good thing. I am hoping to keep them in the barnyard area until we shear.

They stay very huddled together. They walk in a very tight knit little group. I keep waiting for them to trip over each other. It is hilarious. Border Leicesters are a more loose knit group, I guess.



I am curious what their temperaments will be. I know on the Tunis Association website they are said to have a calm and docile disposition.

I am hoping that with grain they will come back in the barn stall at night. Over the next two weeks we will worm, check hooves, and keep an eye on them.

While I was out there the sheep and goats had come up to get hay so I took advantage and got some pics of them as well.






Not the greatest picture of Mabel-the ewe standing next to her is granddaughter

 
Soapapilla

 
Recital
The sheep are not anxious to get their pictures taken, especially the Tunis who are keeping  their distance from the sheep lady.  Thank goodness for Zoom. The goats. on the other hand. have no problem getting up close and personal!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful sheep and goats -- looks so pretty there!

    Thanks for participating in the Boost-My-Blog Party Sandra!

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  2. Hi! I'm following from Nancy's Party, but they forgot to put me on the list! In the meantime, while they remedy that, I'm visiting other blogs. We are new to raising sheep, but not to farming. I hope you will visit my blog, Everyday Ruralty (www.everydayruralty.com). Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you for stoppying by!
      I checked out your "farm" and am now following!
      I love reading farm blogs.

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  3. They are SO pretty. That is funny that they are so tight together. Probably for moral support? Mine are all usually together, but not like that.

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    1. They are so funny. I told Mike last night it is almost like they are line dancing.
      I have never had Tunis. They may spread out a little after they have been here a while.

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  4. Oh your sheep are beautiful. There is nothing more relaxing then walking among our animals. Happy Valentines Day BMB party. Nicce to meet you. B

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    1. Thank you for visiting and joining my Blog!
      I have really enjoyed the Valentines BMB Party!

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  5. I love these shots! The sheep are so cute :)

    Visiting from the BMB party! Hope you're having a good Valentine's Day!
    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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    1. Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I was just at your place :)

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  6. I've heard their fleeces are a delight to spin and they're beautiful sheep. visiting via BMB party.

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    1. I know that the BL fleeces have always went quickly to handspinners. New to Tunis..we are hoping for nice fleeces.
      I found your site on the BMB party and visited earlier today. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hi It will be a few weeks away before you shear the sheep? Looks cold outside and I bet they appreciate some hay.
    Love Leanne

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    1. We will be shearing in March if things go as planned. We would like to shear before lambing.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

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    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Kathy, Thank you for stopping by. I checked out our blog hop. Very nice! I joined up. Thank you for the invite.

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