We’ve had many requests for more formal introductions to our new flock, so here you go!
Those of you who are regular readers of Susan’s blog will recognize everyone. If you are not a regular reader of Susan’s blog…….why not???
Adelaide the goat.
Adelaide with her mama, the infamous Milkshakes (yes, we are pretty sure Milkshakes is bred again.)
George, our friend Lisa’s Maremma.
Orzo, our Maremma (left) and George.
Aaaaaaand our only boy (castrated though he be):
Last but not least, the real character around this place, Jerry:
Everyone is doing very well and adjusting nicely. The dogs are still trying to learn their manners – they are only puppies after all – but otherwise it seems to have been a smooth transition.
And, rest assured -I know there are many Alabama fans out there – all of the fleeces from these sheep are still going back to Susan. I have no desire to run any kind of a fiber – based business, and though I looooooooove working with fiber it makes little sense for my to try to send my few fleeces to a mill.
I am just thrilled to share my home with these beautiful animals and enjoy their antics. I am lucky enough that my couch, dining room table and kitchen sink all have large windows that face the pasture, so as long as I am downstairs, I have a magnificent view.
Come have a cup of coffee or tea and knit with me sometime!
I wish we lived closer so that I could take you up on your offer of coffee and knitting! I have to say that Alabama has the sweetest face ever.
Yay! They all look so happy to be home. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but I am so excited for you that they are home, I can’t imagine how happy you must be.
Here’s a Jerry funny – I took a picture of him on one of my visits to JMF, and I made him my avatar for Skype, which I use with all my co-workers, since we’re a very distributed office. Several of my co-workers have been super confused by him, and one of them, everytime we have a skype call has to ask me, “Now, what is that animal in your avatar? Why do you have a llama picture?” He kind of doesn’t get the whole fiber thing.
Somehow, I didn’t realize that Alabama was your sheep! He’s one of my favorites! hat are you going to do with your fiber, if not send it to a mill? Are you going to process it all by hand?
So happy to see that your animals are home, but I will miss seeing Jerry at JMF. Glad I got to see him a few weeks ago while I stopped in there for a visit, bag of carrots in hand.