Meet the Flock
Polly and Esther
Our new lambs, Polly and Esther, were born on March 11th, 2023. They were named by our neighbors and are twin sisters! Francis, their mama, had a rough start giving birth to them, but thankfully recovered with a little help from us. In the beginning, we had to bottle-feed them to make sure they stayed healthy and growing. Now they're doing great, and we couldn't be happier to have them a part of our flock.
Mr. Peabody was an orphan lamb and born in 2019. He is ultra friendly and so sweet. He is one of three white sheep in the flock. He loves animal crackers, sweet grain and breaking into the chicken coop to eat the chicken scratch.
Jayde is one of Mr. Peabody's best buds. She was born in 2018 and was a bottle fed lamb. She is such a sweet little one and loves to follow me around. She is one of the friends who knows her name and run to me when I call her.
She was named after a little girl who ordered a custom pair of wrist warmers. She also wanted them long enough to cover her fingers to keep them warm but also easily fold over to sign. Jayde's wool was used to create the wrist warmers.
Mr. Peabody's other best bud being bottle fed. Darby was named after a woman Mary worked with. Darby is one of a kind personality, just like her name sake.
Merle was named by one of my Instagram followers due to his coloration. He was born to Francis in 2018. As he grew his coloration changed but he is still the sweet little guy he was when he was born.
Jincie & Sherman
Here's a picture of Jincie looking after her lamb Sherman right after he was born. Jincie was named after the daughter of someone I work with. I just really liked the name.
Sherman is so sweet and very friendly. I love the way he runs to the fence when he hears me calling them or just sees me walking toward them.
This is Libby. She is the best mom and usually throws twins or triplets. She isn't very friendly but her wool is nice.
Fritz, Felix, Elvis, Benedimere, and Philbo.
You can't have a flock without a couple of good sheep dogs. This is Murphy. He loves the friends and keeps them safe.
Vanilla, nicknamed “Nilla” was one of Mary’s oldest sheep in the flock. She lived to be almost 20 and was the matriarch of the flock. All the sheep would follow her lead. She was the best mama. At first, she was very shy to anyone except Mary. As Nilla grew older, she was everyone’s friend. She would greet anyone at the fence who visited the farm. She loved the attention!
As Nilla aged her teeth got very warn down. Mary started feeding her banana’s with crushed up grain in them. When friends and family got wind of this, they would come by to feed Nilla nannas. All over town people would call and bring nannas for Nilla. It was really fun to see her so fired up when she saw someone with a banana.
She really was something, the sweetest most friendliest sheep Mary has ever had in the flock. Throughout her life Nilla gave birth to over 50 lambs. She raised every one of them, one year she even had 4. Her best friends were CoCo, and Shiloh the sheep dog. They all palled around a lot and always were together. Shiloh would lick her ear and the left-over bananas on her mouth. CoCo benefited because he also got to eat the bananas with Nilla
Nilla passed away with me by her side and she will forever be in my heart. Love you always Nilla!
Old English sheep dog – Shiloh was a rescue. At first, I did not want another dog, I already had two. She was almost a year old, and the owner wanted to put her down because she said she was out of control. I reluctantly took her, but Shiloh ended up being such an asset to the farm. She had a calming personality and loved the sheep and people alike! She was very attentive to the flock and made friends quickly with one in particular, Coco. They were inseparable. I would look out the window and see them snuggled together in the field in winter and summer months alike. I could never get a photo of them because when I went out there with my camera they would get up and each would walk in a different direction.
Shiloh was well cared for at Mary’s Little Lambs sheep farm. She was bred (by accident) to a pure bred charcoal lab and out of the 6 puppies we kept one, Murphy. Shiloh was an incredible mama and watched over the flock so Mary never had to worry. Shiloh, Mary and Murphy walked to the mailbox everyday but as Shiloh aged, she still went, but was a little slower. She was an excellent addition to the farm and I am so happy she ended up here to live her best life.
Coco was one of Nilla’s first lambs. He was always sweet and had the deepest bleat I have ever heard. He would go to the fence and bleat until someone would walk over to him and pay attention to him or better yet give him a treat. He was about 16 years old and that is old for a sheep.
He and Shiloh remained buddies until the end and I believe once Shiloh was gone he was lonely. He always got special and extra attention because he was so friendly. A few weeks after Shiloh passed I found Coco in the field. I hope him, Shiloh and Nilla are all together again.
BB came along right at the same time BB King got sick and passed away. I always liked him so I decided to name this little guy after BB King. BB only lived on the farm for 5 years. He was a sweet guy, except when the girls were in heat! He broke through the gate twice and trampled the fence three times in one week to get in the same pasture as them.
Since he wasn’t my only male they would fight each other. BB had the Merino horns and he was a beautiful ram. Unfortunately he was also a fighter. He would get into it with my other ram, Elvis and one day cut his head so bad it never healed.
We said goodbye to BB in July. He was not on this earth long but made a big impact at the farm. People would come by just to see him and his beautiful set of horns.