Friday, February 22, 2013

Snowy Ewe

Checked on the ewes this morning.
 
 


It looks like they hunkered down in the same spot for the night- still  covered in snow blending in with the landscape.





The Tunis were up and around but didn't manage to rid themselves of all the snow.





Mike likes to comment on how tough they are.  You go out after a wintry night, find them covered in snow. You get a little worried expecting them to be half frozen-you poke at them to make sure they really are okay- they look up at you annoyed...

We have had people ask why we don't bring them in. We could leave the barn doors open and they would choose to stay outside. When we know that it is going to be really bad weather we bring them in the barnyard so they at least have some wind break.
Last night wasn't that bad just a little snow and wind.

I have to agree they are some tough ladies.
You just have to love that wool in the winter.

18 comments:

  1. Love Tunis - nice pictures. Blessings from Ringle, WI.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.
      We are really excited to have the Tunis. They are starting to warm up a bit so I can manage to get some close up shots.

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  2. Thanks for the post. I find it interesting to learn all I can about sheep.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I love talking about sheep!

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  3. Well, I have to say that mine are the same way. They have shelter, but do they use it? Nope. I have seen them with frost on their backs. They don't really care too much for a downpour, but snow and ice, no problem. It amazes me how warm they must be. I notice they even stay in the shade as much as possible, where the goats are soaking up the sun as much as they can, as soon as it comes up. Those Tunis ewes are beautiful!

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  4. Wow they are so beautiful I know this would be a good advertisement for wool:) B

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  5. I love the pictures of the sheep. So informative too.

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  6. HI! Just found your blog through White Sheep Farm. I am a spinner, weaver, knitter in east Tennessee...obsessed with sheep. I am not able to have them yet as we presently live in the city, HOWEVER....one day I will have my own sweet little sheep....then I have all kinds of plans for wool...:)))))
    Thanks for posting...I'll be your newest follower!! Shine

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  7. Thank you all for visiting. I appreciate all of the comments :)

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  8. Love the photos! Found you on Clever Chicks and would love to have you join The HomeAcre Hop on Thursdays at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com

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    1. Lisa, Thanks for visiting...will check it out, thanks for the invite!

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  9. Oh, they're so beautiful! Must be wonderful to have sheep.

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  10. Tunis are my favorite. Plan on getting a few. Yours could be the posterchild for Michigan sheep!
    Found you on Clever Chicks and have bookmarked you in my Favorites. Come visit my Vermont herd when you have a moment: www.tailgait.blogspot.com

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    1. Janis, I visited your blog and realized that I had been there before. I am a follower and get your updates :)
      Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Wow, they are tough! We have a dog with tons of fur and she chooses to stay outside in snow and rain. We have to force her to take shelter sometimes if it's really bad. I love your snowy photos. They are so cute!

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  12. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  13. Beautiful! Come on over to Hibiscus House I have highlighted this post! Thanks for linking up Dolly
    Link:http://hibiscushouse1.blogspot.com/2013/03/farmgirl-friday-blog-hop-98.html

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