It’s traditional for each year’s crop of lambs to have related names. Our original Longwool flock was all named after characters from Pride & Prejudice.
Mr. Bingley enjoys having his face scratched.
Mr. Collins is highly suspicious of all of us.
Georgiana (left) and Jane (right)
Georgiana is the silliest of the sheep. She rarely has any idea what’s going on. Jane is maternal by nature. She watches out for Georgiana.
Lydia likes to climb up on the door and demand breakfast.
Charlotte is highly suspicious of the entire world, unless she can eat it.
Caroline is always in the lead when we go to new pastures.
Out of our first crop of home-grown lambs–our second flock–we kept three, all of them named after kitchen items.
Spoons was the first lamb born on our own farm. She’s now a strong big girl, and will have her first lambs next year.
Mocha & Vanilla Bean
Mocha and Nilla are twin sisters–one white and one black, born at the same time. They will also become mothers for the first time in 2016!
OUR ANGORA GOATS
Rose likes to kiss visitors.
Oak is not sure whether he’s a dog or a goat. He’s leaning towards goat.
Clover was bottle-raised, which means that every time we walk out of the house, she yells for food.
Berry is a “red” Angora. He is the elder statesman of the pasture
Kezzie and Orchid
Kezzie joined us this year and then had an unexpected baby, Orchid. (Kezzie was in a different pen than the bucks, but to quote Jeff Goldblum’s character in Jurassic Park, “Life will find a way.” Despite a lot of fences and gates, apparently.) Orchid is Kezzie’s first baby. Her favorite sleeping spot is the feed pan. We don’t know why.
Alder and Lilac
Rose had twin babies with gorgeous white fleeces: Alder and Lilac.They’ll be adding their mohair to our custom blend, starting in the fall of 2015.
Alder and Lilac
Rowan is Clover’s first daughter. She is a “red” Angora like Berry (light wool, slightly darker legs and face), and she is the noisiest Angora on the whole farm.