Do stay a while, but be a good guest!
Please don't make a mess. I don't want to spend the next three months cleaning up after you.
And for goodness sake, don't wear out your welcome!
Last evening as the sun was setting,
I was outside cleaning everyone's water tubs and making sure
there was enough hay for a cold night.
Grace, Hope, and Faith were busy working away on their pile of hay.
You can always tell where someone has been eating....
Eternally wearing their food on their faces...
Sweet Faith, our little black sheep.
A couple of weeks ago I received a few questions about these girls.
Gracie (grey) is Mama to Hope (white) and Faith (black, but really brown on the outside).
All three are Southdown Baby Doll Sheep,
a miniature breed of sheep with the sweetest face.
They are great wool growers, but their wool is not garment quality.
This past spring after shearing, I sent their wool to a local mill
and had it spun into corespun... a very thick yarn that I am using to weave rugs.
So, although they may not make the nicest wool, these girls have the sweetest disposition
and are extremely easy to manage.
Their manners are impeccable!
I was so happy that I was outside at sunset yesterday
and able to witness the last Autumn sunset of 2016.
It was remarkable, and got better as the minutes passed.
By the time I arrived home from the barn it looked as though the woods were on fire.
Stay a while...but remember.... be a good guest!