A new girl came yesterday, but I wasn't going to keep her. She was supposed to be a Rambouillet ewe lamb and she is mostly Suffolk, a breed that has poor wool and eats more than the other sheep combined. After much deliberation, I have decided to keep her for now and put a halter on her to halter train her. She is going to be possibly the largest sheep I have, already being bigger than some of the small sheep that are yearlings and she is only 10 weeks old. She is a little friendly, not overly skitterish and I think will tame nicely. It is good to have a large size ewe friendly and tame to make handling her for hoof trimming or anything else mcuh easier.
And today, my friend Allan and my son, Travis brought me flowers, one bunch of pink roses and a bouquet of tropical flowers, both equally lovely and both different, so I made one stunning arrangement out of the flowers together. It has been a very busy week and I am going to bed a bit earlier, not much, than normal, though I should go out and chekc on two first time moms who were showing signs of labour. The Romanov ewe should have no trouble, but the Tunis is a softer breed, too much interfered with by man and might need help. But the bed calls for now and I will sleep some before going out to ensure all is well in the sheepy yard.
Happy Mother's Day to all who are mothers and to those who wish to be and are not yet as well as those who simply could not be but did so want to be. A mother is a special character in the world of the Creator, selfless, giving, tireless (except tonight) and forgiving, loving and leading and though it is a sheep mother or a human mother, every one is beautiful and to be appreciated. Bless you all.