Friday, July 13, 2007

Mommy, Wow! We are big boys now

The little boys got moved into their own pasture on Monday when Marsha was here to shear Loreena. John had just enough energy and she helped him move them. Thank heavens for a wonderful shearer! Of course, they missed their sister & their mommies and all that comes with that... Loud wailing and gnashing of teeth - but they have finally calmed & quieted down - Doesn't look like they are going to starve, does it?




Arlo is now officially an "it" - as beautiful as his fleece is, his horns were growing straight back and would have threatened his health soon. So, as a wether, his horns will probably not grow any more, or grow so slowly as to not be a danger to him.
Here is a present for all you purple loving people. Before the heat wave hit, I went out and took a few pictures of some new iris that The Shepherd got last year, and a picture of this years bed - not much more to say - just enjoy.




Have a nice weekend!

5 comments:

Quail Hill Knits said...

Your iris photos are just gorgeous. Loved the sheep story! Its always fun to follow up on the animals scattered around blogdom.

Kathy L. said...

We'll be separating our boys this Sunday or Monday, too. I am glad John felt well enough to be with his "people". ;) And I would love to "borrow" your shearer. (lol)

Talk to you soon....

Kathy L. said...

I can't tell from the photos...how did Arlo's horns come in?

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

LOVE those Japanese iris? Do the deer leave them alone? If so, I'm going to have to add some of those to a flower bed somewhere. I just bought some red daylilies and need to figure out where to put them. A house we rented YEARS ago in Kansas had old, established beds of them and they were completely care-free. Hope they do as well here.

Sharon said...

We have a wether with horns like Arlo's. He was named Twist when we bought him because of thtat shape. Ian nipped the tips and he seems to be fine. Now we call him Oliver.