Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Dose of Cute: Snack Time!


Boys on the Left, Girls on the Right

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10 comments:

  1. Hey neat! The Katadin sheep get to keep their tails even as adults? I guess that's one benefit of hair vs. wool, less mess & less flystrike on the behinds.

    So are the hair-sheep softer than the wool-sheep? Do they still have that lanolin-sheepy smell? Or do they feel more like goats?

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  2. Oh, these photos of these precious babies are just about to kill me!!! I need (yes, NEED!!) my own lamb! (kind of tough in the city, though)

    So, please post the lemon coconut bread recipe - sounds totally delicious and may help make us feel better!

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  3. Too adorable! Look at those little stubby legs!

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  4. I was wondering about the long tails too! Maybe you could post about lamb tails?

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  5. Hi Shadow,Yep, the Katahdin hair sheep get to keep their long tails. We've only had this breed a year, but so far there hasn't been any mess - or trouble with the ram doing his job around the tails. ; )

    We're going ahead and docking this year's Suffolk/Katahdin cross lambs , but maybe we'll be able to get away from docking tails (which is both a sanitary and 'looks' thing) altogether once we've bred more Katahdin into the flock and see how they shed. We'll also still be shearing the cross breeds next year.

    The hair sheep are sort of soft. They definitely feel different than the wool sheep. I've only touched two goats in my life (both babies), but I think the hair is similar. They don't have the lanolin smell, but they don't have that strong goat smell either. The Suffolk/Kathadin lambs, however, are extremely soft!

    The Katahdins don't need to be sheared because they naturally shed their hair once a year. It's starting with ours now. Some will lose their full coat and some won't. I'm hoping ours will lose theirs completely - they definitely look a lot nicer when they do. It kind of makes a mess with hair all over the place, but hopefully it won't be too bad. And it'll give the birds some cozy nest material! : )

    Hi Barb,As soon as I figure out how to breed baby lambs that never grow up and get big, I'll send you one. ; )

    Hi Julia,I'm so glad you and Shadow mentioned the long tail - I totally forgot about it when I posted this photo. I'll definitely have to do a little sheep tail post one of these days.

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  6. am thoroughly enjoying and oohing and ahhing (and living vicariously through!) your lambkins photos! and am anxiously awaiting your lemon coconut bread recipe...i have a batch of lemons just waiting!! : )

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  7. I am new to you blog and am really enjoying all the pictures of your beautiful sheep and other country photos. I keep sharing them with my husband too. He grew up on a farm and I am a country girl wanna be...Your blog is making us smile!!

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  8. lemon coconut bread??? please post!!!!

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  9. Your site is just awesome.
    ... patiently awaiting the lemon coconut bread, and also any low/no-salt recipes, as that's what the doctor has ordered. God Bless!

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