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mowhaugh

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
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We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:39:39 pm »
...thanks to lots of people on here, but especially SallyInTheNorth and most importantly JayKay.

I have two VERY happy small boys.  I wasn't sure William would be particularly interested, but just now, he is just as excited as Angus.

Quality is already eating out of Angus's hand (think I might need to watch her waistline!) and Cora, her lamb comes right up to him too.  The others are also all coming very close considering they only arrived at lunch time and none of them have been exposed to pre school boys before!




















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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 03:54:18 pm »
Lovely pictures. The boys look like they have been around sheep for ages  :thumbsup:
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 04:10:51 pm »
Absolutely brilliant  :thumbsup: all round.  I couldn't be happier for you, the boys and the sheep  :excited:.

And I know it's a mixed blessing for jaykay, but I am very pleased for her too that some of her very best sheep have gone to such a super home  :-*
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 04:12:31 pm »
Shhh... don't tell anyone...  but I love the feeling of a sheep nibbling cake out of my hand.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 04:47:04 pm »
What fab sheep, great home and two very confident looking boys  :hugsheep:
Congratulations on your new arrivals

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 05:47:26 pm »
Excellent  :thumbsup: I'm really pleased.

Treud na Mara

  • Joined Mar 2014
  • East Clyh, Caithness
  • Living the dream in Caithness
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 05:54:07 pm »
Now that's what a happy ending looks like. :)
With 1 Angora and now 6 pygmy goats, Jacob & Icelandic sheep, chooks, a cat and my very own Duracell bunny aka BH !

Brucklay

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  • Perthshire
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Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 06:05:06 pm »
Lovely pics, happy boys and sheep - good job all round folks - I do like your ram lamb SITN  :innocent:
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 06:12:13 pm »
I do like your ram lamb SITN  :innocent:

Me too  :excited:

He'll be looking for a new home in two years' time  :eyelashes: :innocent:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 09:05:45 pm »
Priceless ;D :thumbsup:

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2014, 10:16:36 pm »
Perfect,
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 09:13:17 am »
Shhh... don't tell anyone...  but I love the feeling of a sheep nibbling cake out of my hand.

Try lying down and putting some on your bare belly  ;)

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 09:14:03 am »
Love that photo of the two lads with their buckets. :)

mowhaugh

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
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Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 10:28:35 am »
We now have 3 sheep (Quality, Buffy and Breeze) eating from our hands, and another 2 (Snowy and Cora) who are desperate too but not quite brave enough yet.  Reva and Cassie are a bit more shy, but still come very close.  They are lovely.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: We found the perfect small sheep for small children...
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 11:15:24 am »
Shhh... don't tell anyone...  but I love the feeling of a sheep nibbling cake out of my hand.

Try lying down and putting some on your bare belly  ;)

Stop that now.   :-[
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