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Tropicflower24
11-22-2008, 10:16 AM
:woot: Guess what my parents brought me home last night? :D A Shep. A Shep the Sheep actaully (A joke - sheep bothers me. It's both plural and singular, so NOW... a single is a Shep and plural is Sheep).

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

I am so happy!!! We aren't quite sure what breed he is, but he has such soft fuzz! He's about 8 months old they think (rescued animal and then puppy for lamb trade). He's never been shorn... My mom's best friend is going to teach me how to do that.

I am soooo excited!!

(Twas slightly humorous.... Mom and Dad were play (fake) betting each other what I would say when I saw Shep. Mom said "Look at how much yarn that is!!!" "Look at the staple length!" "Do you see all those gloves?!?" "do you feel how silky soft he is?" :roflhard: And Dad said, "The first thing she says is going to be about the fleece." So when they pulled in the drive way, I ran up to them and started undoing straps and tie downs to get his cage open. I saw him and pulled him out of the cage.... (Oh, he is a bottle baby and SO friendly!!! :D) and I just stood there, staring for a moment. LOL It was a "oh wow" moment. At which point I started rubbing his fur, nay, my fiber *evil laugh* and thought to myself "What a beautiful sheep! What a GORGEOUS fleece!!" I guess I repeated the last part again because dad just started laughing. When I got him out in the barn and finally stopped touching him, I went inside (please note that it was 28* last night with a wind that knocked you around. And mom was kinda mad cuz I was out there in a thin sweater.... And um, I didn't have a hat or gloves on.... :shifty: ) and mom started cracking up, and listing all the things I had thought or said, and all of them were true except the staple length. But I :aww: have to admit I did try to figure out how you could measure staple length without removing any fuzz. LOL Oh yeah, he is this gorgeous cream white!! His face is brown/black but the rest of his body is creamy white. :D

And now you have heard more than you EVER wanted to know about Shep. :D

DorothyDot
11-22-2008, 11:24 AM
Congrats on your new pet sheep! Or how about... sheeplet? lol.

I've thought about getting one myself, if only for the lawn-mowing potential. Maybe later on.

So glad you love your little sheplet! Enjoy and let us know how it is working with your new pet's wool.

Again, congratulations.

Dot

Tropicflower24
11-22-2008, 12:44 PM
So glad you love your little sheplet! Enjoy and let us know how it is working with your new pet's wool.

LOL Yeah, I will! I am going to take pictures soon. :D I'll post them on here.

mwhite
11-22-2008, 12:53 PM
How totally exciting! I always wanted one from the time a neighbor's daughter had one for a 4H project. His name was Henry and oh how soft he was. I envy you and YES, please post photos!

Jan in CA
11-22-2008, 02:02 PM
:yay:

vaknitter
11-22-2008, 04:34 PM
That's really cool !
Please post pictures and let us know when you sheer him how it goes. I guess I'm kind of a lazy knitter. I love my animal fibers, but prefer to buy mine from the farm already in hanks. I have soooo many hobbies I would have to move the hubby out to move the spinning wheel etc in.

Enjoy the new Sheepy.

Tropicflower24
11-22-2008, 05:58 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/3050486539_907a1c9305_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/3051325288_d29bec8947_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/3050486207_7f6803b4d8_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/3051324956_11524d8744_m.jpg


Isn't he cute?!?! :D

mwhite
11-22-2008, 06:23 PM
Yes, he is! Thanks for sharing these photos!

Tropicflower24
11-22-2008, 06:38 PM
:D You are welcome!!

Knitting_Guy
11-22-2008, 07:28 PM
Kewl

vaknitter
11-22-2008, 09:11 PM
He's GORGEOUS !!:cheering: :woohoo: :woot: :yay: :happydance:

TEMA
11-22-2008, 10:04 PM
I used to hang around with goats a lot when I was a kid. I've never seen a sheep up close so I envy you your lovely fellow!
Sweet and useful in so many ways!
Congratulations!
TEMA:woohoo:

Tropicflower24
11-22-2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks everyone!!!

TEMA, I have 4 goats of my own. :) All togather my family has 7 goats. None are angora unfortanatly.... LOL I also have a sweet part angora bunny and a lion head, in which I am attempting to make a better fuzz bunny. :D

Does anyone have any idea what kind he might be?

RuthieinMaryland
11-23-2008, 08:44 AM
Looks like a "Mittensus Sweatorius" to me! :roflhard: or maybe a "Longfleeceus Knitorius" or....

He's whatever YOU say he is! What a great acquisition for your stash! Although most of us don't have to feed and water items in our stashes, we also don't get to have such a cute "shep" around either.

So enjoy, and thanks for sharing the pics and story!

Happy knitting!

Ruthie :waving:

teachermom
11-23-2008, 09:23 AM
What a cutie!!! Congrats on your new sheep. I can only imagine how excited you were when you got him. Love the pics'

Keep us posted on how it all goes. Congrats again

Tropicflower24
11-23-2008, 08:13 PM
:roflhard: @ Ruthie!!! :teehee:

Thanks Teachermom!

mks22300
11-23-2008, 09:15 PM
Awww he's very sweet looking! :)

tokmom
11-23-2008, 11:12 PM
Looks like a "Mittensus Sweatorius" to me! :roflhard: or maybe a "Longfleeceus Knitorius" or....

He's whatever YOU say he is! What a great acquisition for your stash! Although most of us don't have to feed and water items in our stashes, we also don't get to have such a cute "shep" around either.

So enjoy, and thanks for sharing the pics and story!

Happy knitting!

Ruthie :waving:

:roflhard:

tokmom
11-23-2008, 11:14 PM
Oh he's adorable! :heart: I'm glad to hear he will have a good home. sounds like the first part of his life was rough.

We had 4 goats total, all passed now. I miss those sweet faces.
Have fun with Shep.:)

Dangles
11-24-2008, 03:19 AM
neato!

Debkcs
11-24-2008, 05:32 AM
So TF, is it now "all we like Shep have gone astray?";)

He is a cutie!

BTW, I did get your PM, but this is the first time in weeks my computer has done more than one post. It wasn't 'fiber fur' but a bunch of dog hair somehow got into our computer and messed things up. (The Geek actually glared at us!) I'll get to all the PM's and stuff soon.

Tropicflower24
11-24-2008, 11:14 AM
Thanks everyone!!! :D

dustinac
11-24-2008, 11:16 AM
:yay: what a cutie!

evona
11-24-2008, 01:33 PM
How sweet he looks :) Congratulations!!!! Have fun with the fleece :cheering:

I keep telling my BF that when we get land I want alpacas :roflhard: I'm going BIG!!! He just rolls his eyes, but every once in a while I e-mail him a pic of an alpaca with just the word ALPACA in the body of the e-mail. Its become our little joke, but what he doesn't realize is that I am serious about getting some animal as both pet and stash enhancer. This is just my way of acclimatizing him to the idea. I mean once he sees the price of just 1 alpaca (and you really need at least a pair) he'll be more than happy to get me a sheep right??? :angelgrin:

Sajomaro
11-24-2008, 02:22 PM
He's gorgeous!

I've owned goats for the last 17 years and sheep for 2. I'm not an expert but I'd guess he's probably has Hampshire or Suffolk in him. Both are very large breeds. Rams can be close to 300 lb.

What breeds of goats do you have?

OffJumpsJack
11-24-2008, 04:03 PM
So, does Shep count as your first...

Kid?

:roflhard:

(I know, Shep isn't a goat.) :roll:

Tropicflower24
11-25-2008, 04:16 PM
What breeds of goats do you have?

Newbies and Boers. We have had Manchas, Alpine, Nigerian dwarfs and Toggs too though. I think we are bringing home another boer and a togg next month sometime. And 3 of our does are expecting. Last time one was expecting, I was home alone (everyone else was 3 1/2 hours away in MO, I was in KC) and had to pull the kids. LOL And then I was in denial for a LOONNNNGG time. - If they are boys, they are lunch. If they are girls, we keep them. LOL - twins, both boys.

So, does Shep count as your first...

Kid?

:roflhard:

(I know, Shep isn't a goat.) :roll:

Um, :teehee: with a daddy who's an ex Marine, I hope not!! :out: I have a few more years and something called "marriage" before that. ;) LOL Actaully my first "kid" was the two described before. LOL