Saturday, April 26, 2014

Animal photos because life is crazy but I don't want you to think I've forgotten you

Oh, and suddenly I have sheep

you already know my ram Asterix 

and his friend (ie punching bag) Jeff

These are my three new girls
(from back to front)
A-marry, A-minnie, and Annie
They are such a delight.  Very curious about everything.  The two at the back are pure breed Black Welsh Mountain, a heritage breed.

The Black Welsh Mountain sheep is one of those old breeds that is dying out.  There is thought to be less than 2,000 in North America and only about 10,000 left in the world.  To put this in perspective, it is estimated that there are 30,000 sheep on Vancouver Island alone - that's three times the world population of Black Welsh Mountain sheep.  I feel privileged to help preserve this friendly and playful breed.

Makes lovely yarn