EverRanch sheep once again played supporting roles in the Living Nativity. I find the production very moving. This year, Marissa, Bessie, Electra, Snowflake, Astrid and Chloe played the part of the shepherds' flock.
Happy Birthday, Jesus. Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men.
She was special from the day she arrived. Niblet's daughters tend to be extra friendly. As a lamb she'd follow us around and be content to lie by our sides in the pasture or barn. She was first to come up for scritches and a great sheepie ambassador. As a bonus her conformation was excellent and fleece beautiful, lustrous and purled - much more Gotland in character than Finn. She was an excellent mom and I was looking forward to her 2010 lambs.
If you think this sounds like an eulogy... well, it is. This morning I found her head firmly wedged through not just one, but two hog panels, where she appears to have strangled sometime in the night.
Princess, I'm sorry I wasn't there to save you. May you graze in fields of clover, rye and alfalfa with plenty of pumpkins to rustle.