I spent some time out in the barn today with the Darla and Purl. June got moved back into the pasture because the ram was being very bossy with Darla. Darla is meek and mild compared to feisty June. June put the ram in his place in no time flat.
I went outside for a bit today since it was so warm out. I wanted to spend some time with the girls. I brought my camera and took lots of pictures. These are some of my favorites.
Purl is so photogenic. She's got that classic sheep "look".
Darla on the other hand..... Well, I love Darla too. She's got more personality by far, but she's hard to take a good picture of. Her head looks like a bowling ball with wool on it. You can hardly see her eyes or even her ears!
And Darla. I think Darla is practically the cutest sheep to walk the planet though. She looks like a gigantic teddy bear. I don't know if she'll win any photo contests though. ;-)
And this is what I did. I fed the girls carrots (I can even hold one in my lips and Purl will take it from me), and I laid in the straw and relaxed. And listened to them munch on hay and chew their cud.
Purl chews each cud an average of 57-63 times before she swallows it again. She's like clockwork.
These are the things you learn when you hang out with sheep.