Saturday, October 3, 2009

Gwynneth

Yesterday our oldest sheep died. She was Primolana Gwynneth, and she was 13.5 years old. She was looking pretty skinny but was eating well. The day prior she could not walk well, and she died in the night. I am hoping she did not suffer and knew she would not make it through the winter.

She was a great ewe. I did not get her until she was 7 years old but bought her from Kim Kerley because she was thought to carry spots. And she most certainly did. As she was older, her fleece was never great, and she certainly was not friendly, but she and Lewis made the most beautiful lambs for us. I hope she enjoyed her life here and her retirement.


5 comments:

corinne said...

Sorry about your old girl, It looks like she had a nice home while she was with you though :(.

Gail V said...

Look at those beautiful babies! I'm sorry for your loss, but happy that she went apparently easily.

Mim said...

It's always nice to hear that another old sheep got to live out her life at a good home!

HisTek said...

I'm sorry to hear about Gwynneth. It's nice to know she lived so long. I think she is mother to one of the first sheep we got from you, the white one in the pictures.
Jackie

Donna said...

Thanks for the kind words. She lived a long and productive sheep life and had gorgeous lambs now growing up around the NW states to preserve her legacy.

Shaun the Sheep "Off the Baa"

Shaun the Sheep clip "Save the Tree"