I brought back the usual stuff...a T-shirt, a tote bag, a couple sheep and goat figurines...
but I also got this:
Yes, a new sheep! Isn't she adorable?!?!
She is 6 months old, a ewe (girl) and her breed is Finnish Landrace, more commonly known as a Finn Sheep. As you might remember, I already have a white ewe Finn sheep named Lumi (means "snow" in Finnish).
She was born on a farm in Maryland and her farm name is Fern, but I am going to change her name to something Finnish. I'm thinking about a couple of good names but haven't made a decision just yet.
I believe her official color is black, however the sun usually fades the fleece so she looks more like a deep chocolate brown, with a white crown, muzzle and four sweet little white stockings!
Here is Miss Emma, lurking around and trying to check her out without being too obvious:
Emma and Lumi are getting along pretty well with the new addition. I think Fern is a little homesick as she had a twin sister that she was penned with (she was also gorgeous but not for sale). However, all animals here are pampered quite a bit and I'm sure she'll feel at home very soon.
By the way, the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival was such a fun place to be and we loved every minute of it! I was quite busy (thank you to all who shopped!) so I did not get to take many pictures but I will share a few snaps tomorrow. We will definitely return to Maryland next year...but I'm going to stay out of the sheep barns....way too tempting!!!
(A big thanks and endless appreciation to my husband who went along with the purchase of this pet without too much of a fuss! I am forever blessed to be married to that man!)