Instead of doing another crochet post, I thought I’d share my sister Carol’s good news.
On March 19, I received an email with pics of the latest additions to her sheep family. Twin girls! They were born at 5 a.m. to Secret Seven. One weighed 10 lbs 15 oz and the other weighed 11 lbs.
The Mom is Dorset & Corriedale. She was bred with an East Friesian & Lacaune dairy ram for these cute little lambs. Carol’s granddaughter, Madison, named them Joy and Snowflake, for now.
I had written about her new sheep acquisition last year here:
Carol is expecting her East Friesan/Lacaune dairy ewe will deliver this week. Her other two Corriedale & Dorest mix will deliver next month. She has 9 older sheep and the two babies at the moment. Three Corriedale & Dorset ewes, three Corriedale & Dorset wethers and two East Friesian & Lucaune dairy ewes and a East Friesian & Lucaune dairy ram. She’s hoping to get a Corriedale ram this year.
I hadn’t heard of the Friesian or Lacaune breeds. So, I looked them up.
Evidently, they are both known for their milk being used for gourmet cheeses. So, my sister plans to milk two of them to make cheese.
While they will be busy with babies, they will also be shearing the sheep soon. Yes, I will be getting fleeces to play with!