Mint had her baby today - a tiny little doe. Her head seemed enormous as it was emerging from her mother - and then she was the smallest baby that I have ever had. She has No Size's Father's hair, so she is going to be adorable. In keeping with my scheme for names - Arizona cities or towns, I need an "I" name. I could not find one anywhere on the map. I did find an Imperial Natural Wildlife Conservancy, but I don't know, if that counts as a town. If I can't come up with one, I will skip I and J (the only name that comes up there is Jerome and not at all suitable and jump to K.
This is Espresso, the herdsire for the older Shetland sheep. He was sheared yesterday, so here are the before and after photos.
These are the ewes from the far out pasture (no grass, by the way) after they were sheared. They have udders, but none looks close. I have three in the arena that could deliver any minute. Pearl, the older Border Leicester/Shetland cross, was bred to a Jacob's ram and should have black lambs, if what they say on the Jacob website is true.
Trivia - 361 pounds of fiber and I have more to shear in a month. Their hair/wool was to short to shear them this past weekend.