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One of my pretty Border Leicester girls, Lisle.



A BL ram lamb fleece. My white lambs have some beautiful fleeces on them this year. The dirty tips help bring on the shine on the inside.



I have a sick lamb. Of course it’s my biggest, nicest keeper white Border Leicester ewe. She was acting a little off a couple days ago, a bit sore in the back end. I checked her over and couldn’t find anything wrong so I let her be. She was still up and eating. Today I went to feed everyone and she seemed really sore. She was twitching her butt muscles (like animal trying to get a bug off them) and was laying down more so I sheared her to make sure I hadn’t missed fly strike.

She was free of bugs, but something was definitely wrong with her. I was able to locate a functioning thermometer and her temp was 107.3! 😱 She’s not snotty or stuffy and doesn’t sound raspy, but best guess is pneumonia. She got a shot of antibiotics and I cooled her down with the hose before turning her loose again. She’s up and eating and keeps up with everyone else so hopefully a few days of antibiotics will see her right.
 

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Your kitten is growing! They just don’t stay little long enough.

Lisle is a pretty girl. That is a nice fleece. What beautiful work of art are you going to make from the fleece?

I hope your sick ewe gets better and continues to improve.
 

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I finished this project on Monday. Just barely in time for my trip to VT this week. It is coming with me and is going to the fair.








I’ve done 3 square shawls now. You can see improvement in my skills from 1 to 3.



Shawl from 2019 - hand spun Shetland from 3 different ewes.


2022 - also handspun Shetland


2023 - handspun Border Leicester Shetland
 

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I leave tomorrow for my annual VT trip.

Lots still to do, but I got the rest of the lambs sheared plus 2 of the rams. The lambs all got dewormed. Nobody was deathly pale and none had bottlejaw, but they just looked droopy. Within 24hrs of deworming, they all had perked up and are eating with relish.
 
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