Jon got the phone call from Donna that she and Treasure needed help getting the sheep into her car. Not just one, but two Romneys, from the same flock that Izzy and Rosemary came from.
Surprisingly it was Jon’s idea. He can’t get over Rosemary’s wool. And he just couldn’t pass up the idea of having more of that beautiful Romney wool on the farm.
He suggested we give some of our other sheep away to make room for the two new ones, but I’m not open to that idea. So we compromised and are keeping them all.
Donna rescued the four ewes and a ram named Samson (who also has incredible wool). When she first told me about them I was sure we’d only take one. But she couldn’t keep them all (Donna and Treasure raise goats) and I know I’ll be able to sell their wool. I’ll probably mix it with our Border Leicester and Cheviot wool. In the right combinations it will be softer and stronger.
When we got to Donna’s the three sheep were running along the outside of the fence. I’m always amazed watching Jon and Red work together especially in situations like this was.
At one point the sheep started running down the driveway. That freaked me, just a little, and I ran to see if I could help. But Jon and Red had it under control. Red got behind the sheep and walked them up the driveway, away from the road.
Red got trampled more than once and always got right back at it. And Jon stayed calm the whole time. Giving Red commands and trusting it would work out.
Part of it is knowing sheep and how they’ll behave. Jon always has a strategy going into a situation like this. He knows, if all else fails, the sheep will, most likely, get tired at some point and run back to the safety of their barn.
So now we have two more Romneys. Griselle and Biddy. Biddy has a black and white face and soft brown wool and Griselle, who is Izzy’s mother, has silver wool.