I had to drive through a blizzard, sleet, snow, rain and the sunshine in order to bring her home. It was one of the Alberta spring days when Mother Nature was unsure what she wanted, so offered a little of everything. The temperature dropped 10 degrees in a few hours then when the sun came out it rose again, though it is cold after that snow and freezing rain. The Gotland is in the canopy of the truck overnight. Tomorrow I will decide exactly what to do with her. She may go in the barn for a few days or to live with the Highland heifer, though cows are cows and the sheep's wool is too pretty to sleep with a cow. You know what I mean.
In the fall, the Gotland ewe lamb will be bred to the Blue Faced Leicester ram and the baby will be 75% BFL. Blue Faced Leicester wool is also very crimpy, but not nearly as soft and log as this sheep with the Gotland genes. I am pleased to have her on the farm. Welcome to the Fat Ewe Farm, She has had a name change from Dolly to Rika, meaning noble one. May she be such on the farm.