Saturday, July 2, 2011

Purl's New Home

You may remember that Purl had a hard lambing this spring. She prolapsed, so she can't be bred again. As much as I loved her, I couldn't keep her because I just don't have the space on my small acreage for a ewe I can't breed. Sometimes being practical stinks, because I really like Purl and we especially bonded after this past spring.

We took a few photos together before we took her to her new home.

When she first came to live here about 2 years ago, she was pretty skittish and didn't want anything to do with me. Now she's pretty calm and loves to eat treats (her favorite is broccoli) out of my hand. She didn't mind the hugs and kisses too much. :-)

So we took Purl to her new home, where I know she'll be very happy and have a great life. How do I know? Because she went to live with the family where I got June!

She'll have a few goat buddies and another sheep. Do you recognize this ewe? If you think you see some family resemblance, you're right. She's Purl's ewe lamb from last year (see some lamb pictures here). Her name is Jane, and she has got some mega wool! Believe it or not she was sheared in August last year, so this isn't even a full year's fleece.

It didn't take long for Purl to settle in and start grazing.

The goats were not quite sure of their new friend. This wether here is Mammoth's son, born last year. He's looking for a pet home, if any readers are interested!

I'll miss Purl, but I know she's going to be well taken care of and loved. Plus, I can always go visit if I wanted. :-)


Becky said...

I know you were sad to see her go but I'm so glad she went to a good home. That's neat that she gets to be reunited with her daughter! Man! Her daughter has quite a fleece! I hope she settles in well.

Kelly said...

I'm glad you found a good home for Purl. That ewe did have mega wool. Do you shear in the spring too? Isn't it too hot for the sheep in the summer?

Deb said...

I missed this.........I feel sad but am so happy you found a good home for her where she can live out her life happily and safely. Great job Katie. I wish I was there to hug you...I know it's hard for you to say goodbye. Love you, Momma

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