Monday, February 14, 2011

Communing with Sheep

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!

Beautiful sheep...

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.


Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

i love this post! purl has such a content look in the second pic but darla is such a bundle of love with her messy 'doo. please give them an extra hug for me. i have never been around sheep as the hubby does not permit anymore animals.

Becky said...

You're so right about Purl. She looks so handsome in those pictures. I love the black/white ones. Darla is such a cute fluff ball though. :) I love that you love being with your animals so much. I know they must love it too. That's so sweet that Purl will take a carrot from your lips. They really trust you. Animals are great therapy, aren't they? I think I could use an hour or two with your animals from time to time. :)
That's a lot of chewing, Purl! :)

Jennifer said...

Very cute post. I think they're just beautiful and would love layin there listenin to them munch, lol

Deb said...

I love how you bond with your animals Katie! They are lucky to have you as their mom! I think it is great for the health of both you and the animals when you get so intimate with them! I miss the smells and the sounds of having sheep... You are special, my Katie girl! Love and hugs, Momma

thecrazysheeplady said...

Love it!

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