Saturday, January 28, 2012
Chocolate for Birthdays
This is "Godiva", one of our young ewes named for her rich chocolate color. I'm sharing her picture in honor of my friend Joanne's birthday. We both had birthdays last week and she got to have Godiva Chocolate cheesecake for hers, so of course I had to mention Godiva the sheep to her...So here you go, my friend!
Godiva is not a Corriedale. She is a registered CVM sheep from my friend Bonnie at Sheepy Thyme Farm. She'll be two years old in March and should be expecting her first lamb - I can't wait! She's bred to Derek, a grey, who always gives us interesting colors and fine fleeces on his lambs. Godiva's father was moorit (red) and her mother was white so with all those colorful factors combined I'm hoping for something really special. Actually, I'm hoping for a moorit type color!
So there you go, chocolate and sheep...a very fine thing for a birthday post I think. Oh and speaking of lambs, we have one girl "making bag" (her udder is starting to fill with milk as her time for lambing gets close). According to my notes, she should be due around the 5th of February. It's our little "Bree" - one of the prettiest sheep on the farm. Here's a picture of her and one of her lambs from a few years ago ~