they are 3- and 4-months old and are known right now as #69 and #75. they wear their names on their ear tags. we will be naming these lambs because they won’t be slaughtered for meat – they’re going to be the beginning of our wool-producing flock.
the farmers we got them from sent us home with spun wool for my mom, a pound of ground lamb from a romney (we’ll be grilling it tonight as burgers), and a huge garbage bag full of sheared wool from one of their romney sheep. i hope to begin washing it this week (when the sun comes back out!) and will document the process so that i won’t forget. it’s been fun doing the research, figuring out when to buy the right tools for the entire process, and now i’m ready to get my hands into it.
kenny and i are throwing around names…rowan and sawyer want to name them after themselves and i overheard sawyer telling his friend last night, “we’re only getting girl sheep because my mom wants the sheep. i don’t even know why.”