hi. it’s carmen. marley told me this is the way you start a blog post. i miss him and have very large hooves to fill but thought i’d give it a try. (marley also told me he would have written a post more often but jackie seemed to not want to leave her laptop in the barn very often – something about dirt but, hey, we live there, don’t we? ) anyway, like i said, i will give this a try but don’t expect to hear from me very often.
it is important that i write this post as much has happened in our shetland world. i am a shetland sheep and cassie is a shetland sheep. cassie doesn’t live here anymore as her breeder wants her to have lambs at her place. i think i am glad she did not pick me for that job. i have enough work to do here, which i will tell you about.
so, cassie left and went back to her old flock.
she met up with some of her old friends and waited to get sheared.
while she was there, she met some other special shetlands – eve…..
one morning a little later, jackie told me she was bringing us a surprise. i thought she meant a new kind of alfalfa. nope. it was these guys.
jackie should have seen that eve would be trouble. look at her climbing on earl. you will see where that leads later.
but she brought them home anyway.
we first saw them through a fence. a good plan, if you ask me.
but, they had to come in sometime so i knew i’d need to show them the ropes. I explained all the rules here – don’t fight, come in at night, share the food, don’t harass the llama, try not to run into jackie…..
hey, eve, i am still talking!
i showed them where the water is…
they figured out pretty fast where to eat
i hope they figure out how to join the flock. they still seem a little unclear about flock dynamics.
and i KNEW this girl was a climber
hopefully, she’ll figure it out. i have to leave them on their own sometimes. i am not a yearling-sitter.
but i think they will eventually figure it all out. we all did.
marley said it was important for the flock to have a voice. i guess i am it now – being the smartest sheep in the flock. someone has to keep track of what’s going on around here.