My friend Sara (The Crazy Sheep Lady) down in Kentucky has had it rough this summer. The heat and the drought have been hard on her flock. Every one of her sheep has a name and a personality (they LOVE 'Nilla Wafers) and most have been hand raised by Sara.
They are her family.
But the drought has wreaked havoc on the grazing land for her sheep, changing the chemical make up of the grass and making some of her friends sick.
She lost Sherman the other day.
To cheer her up I thought I'd show her what we've been working on - it's her favorite thing in the whole world...
We don't usually name our sheep but there have been the few who get names and never get sold such as, "Grandma", "The Cocker Spaniel", and "Chocolate And Vanilla Swirl".
Since we only have 3 lambs right now, they were bestowed with names.
You remember that The Cocker Spaniel lambed while we were gone?
Well, here she is with her new hair cut and her quick growing ewe lamb, "The Teddy Bear".
The clever and self reliant, "Rabbit".
(she hops around like one)
Then, finally (we hope) there was the newest one born last Thursday, "The New Lamb Without A Name".