Monday, June 27, 2011

Three Bags Full

Those three bags of fleece have been sitting in the living room, taunting me all this time. Today I decided to wash up at least a sample of each of the fleeces.

On the left is Merlin, and on the right are two lumps of Onyx. (I washed a second batch of Onyx's fleece because the first seemed almost self-felted. I'm hoping that picking will loosen it up.) (Missing is Goldie's sample, which I'd done first and which was already dry. It looks exactly like last year's fleece, so you're not missing anything.)
Onyx's fleece from last year was all black, with streaks of red-brown at the tips. This year, though, the fleece is laced with gray. We'd noticed that after she got her haircut this year, she had turned into a gray sheep, rather than the black we were used to:

I don't know if this is an effect of maturity (she's two, now) or if she's just doing it for attention.

As long as I was standing around a sheep pen with a camera in my hand -

Here's Merlin enjoying a big mouthful of hay,

And Goldie trying to decide if she should run and hide from the camera.

Onyx never runs and hides from the camera.


Madman said "Hey, sweetie, you should get a picture of this!" and grabbed a handful of grain.


Madman and his Amazing Trained Sheep...

7 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

What pretty (talented) naked sheep!

Bullwinkle said...

I may be in love with Onyx.

Cookie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

kmkat said...

For his next trick, Madman needs to teach the sheep to JUMP for the grain ;-)

Alison said...

Nyom! What fantastic looking fleece! It looks like Merlin's is bright white, as compared to Goldie's cream/grey, yes? But the star is Onyx: that's gonna be gorgeous!

constance blizzard said...

If your Madman can go one step further and teach beasts to feed themselves, I think I'd have a job for him...

@Bullwinkle, I'll fight you for Onyx's affections...

Laurie said...

Aw is right. Next, the sheep, after the kmkat jump, needs to walk on hind legs. Aren't we wicked?