Sheep shearing was last Saturday. The girls had their day at the "spa" but it turned so cold and rainy the next day, that we noticed the new little ewe was shivering so I put a sweatshirt on her to keep her warm for a few days.
Here she is making her grand debut! We had to tie up the excess fabric with some baling twine so she won't get her legs caught up. Miss Emma likes to come up from behind and chew on the fabric knot!
We have decided to name her Sukka (pronounced Sook-ka) which means stocking in Finnish. This is in honor of her cute little white socks. She had a huge appetite and loves her hay! Unfortunately, she has had a runny nose for the past day or so and the vet thinks she might have a slight case of "shipping fever." No real fever, so we are just watching her. It's kind of like when you send your pre-schooler off to the first day of school and they come home with a cold that everyone else has spread around! We just have to make sure that it doesn't turn into pneumonia.
Here is my other Finn sheep, Lumi. She is a sweetheart and follows me everywhere I go. She is the most gentle creature I know and Sukka loves her.
And here is Miss Emma! A big, big girl! Look at those ears! She and Sukka get along but Emma is much more pushy and bossy. Sukka has already figured her out and knows when to stay out of the way. The sheep shearer pointed out to his apprentice that Emma's fleece was a nice one, full of luster. I'm sure he's seen plenty of sheep fleeces in his line of work so I am extremely pleased!