October 21, 2008

Just because they're soooo cute!!!

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Praline & Nougatine in the orchard!

Here they are ... for your viewing pleasure, just because they're soooo cute!

Praline & Nougatine, my little brown ewes, are currently awaiting their rendez-vous with a little brown ram in a few weeks! Everyone's excited about this, even me!!!

I just love watching these little girls in the orchard. Praline is just 39 cm tall ; Nougatine 43cm.

I'll be posting more soon ...

2 comments:

Artisan Threads said...

What lovely girls, what does their fleece spin like.

Diane said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.
Ouessant fleece is not unlike Shetland. In other words, it is a rustic breed which generally has a double coat (some individuals more than others!). Wool quality varies greatly from individual to individual and is largely dependant on age and sex. So the first fleece of a yearling ewe will generally be quite fine, soft and ever so lovely ; the fleece from a 5 year old ram is generally quite coarse and "hairy".
Both of these brown girls have very fine fleeces, particularly Praline. Can't wait to spin them next year!
Diane

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