If you’re thinking by now that I’m a yarnophile (you’re right by the way…)… you should meet my mum.
She hearts wool soooooo much, that she even grows it on her very own collection of sheep. She tells me she can knit in the dark too… I’ll have to see it to believe it…
So I was out visiting my parents, and had to introduce you to my Mum’s flock of sheep. She likes dark wool, so most of her sheep are dark… although… as you will see, a white ram got into the paddock and tupped one of her ewes! White lambs! That’s how you can tell when there is a hole in the fence that separates your paddocks from your neighbours.
If you zoom in very very closely there, you can see them running down the hill… they can hear my Dad calling them and rattling sheep nuts.
Those sheep love my Dad and his nuts…
She’s got a lot of sheep… according to my Dad she has “too bloody many,” but I think thats what all husbands think about wives who collect things… Most of her sheep are tame-ish so they’re a nice flock. Some are really old too.
And that’s just the sheep in the top paddock!!! All the lambs are down the bottom!
Over on those hills, in front of the big row of trees they can hear the nuts and they’re coming!
Cue: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww little lambs! There’s that white one… in fact, at the time I took this shot, it’s twin was right up on the hill, it got left behind. We could hear it crying like crazy, but it managed to find it’s way over a creek and into the pen!
Action shot of said lamb racing up to it’s mother!
They’re a friendly bunch, especially when there are treats involved! Oh and check out this sheep… whever did the shearing on this guy must have had a sense of humor… he looks like a teddy!
And one last shot… I think this is my Mum’s favourite sheep of all…
So there’s a little insight into my unusual family and where I get my wool obsession from! It seems it is genetic…
Hope you enjoyed!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XX