As they say April Showers brings May flowers.....but I would prefer long green grass for the sheep. The land around is starting to green up, but it is still chilly and cloudy. The sheep are getting a bit stir crazy and are also starting to shed their winter coats. Hair sheep shed in clumps and those who have more wool in their coats makes it look like dredlocks.
One of my young ewes named Rosie is starting to shed and she has great lengths of very soft wool that has a touch of lanolin hanging below her existing coat. But Rosie has a wool/hair rug so I have to help her to loosen the very soft fluff . Once I get things loosen up underneath her rug she will be able to rub it off using the trees, shelves in the barn and any place that she can rub against. It is very interesting to see the piles of loose fluff , looking like a sheep has blown up. But more interesting is when a sheep manages to get off a complete rug and you see it hanging from a bush or tree. All I can think of is Jason and the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece. So spring on the farm brings green grass and white and brown fluff around the fields . As they say April Showers brings May flowers.....but I would prefer long green grass for the sheep.
Mary Will Sussman