Monday, January 24, 2011
Today's Featured Ewe - Twin Springs Cotton Candy
Twin Springs Cotton Candy
(Twin Springs Gideon X Twin Springs Gemma)
2006 single fawn ewe (maybe also Ag)
Well this is the flock matriarch and the one that started it all! I didn't even know if I wanted sheep until I met this ewe as a lamb at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. I walked away not knowing if "investing" in registered Shetlands was the way to go. After coming home we decided yes, let's try sheep and brought home the Cheviot and Corrie cross from local farms but they just weren't Shetland. When this ewe's breeder was coming back to NY to pick up a loom, I jumped at the chance for her meet us to bring us this ewe. Yes, I have transferred sheep from one vehicle to another at Walmart, Burger King, gas stations....it is always funny to see the looks you get.
As a two year old she twined with ram lambs by High Bid Kermit: Gusto above and Cooper below. Gusto remains a flock sire at a local farm, Cooper was lost due to a horn incident with his father and the fence. However he had a few lambs for me first: Liberty Bell, S'More, Peep, and Zeus.