Monday, 18 May 2009
Little Bo Peep
On our way back home yesterday after visiting family for the weekend, we called in to see my my sister-in-law who is currently "house sitting" and very often, at the same time, has to look after the owners animals. At present she is in a lovely house with two dogs, and has the responsibility of two sheep and 12 lambs. Here is one of the sheep, and notice he has still got his winter coat on. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any photographs of the lambs as the heaven's opened and the rain came down. These sheep are a rare breed and are particularly reared for their fleece. The nursery rhyme Little Bo Peep just came to my mind whilst thinking about looking after these sheep, although I hope she doesn't loose any! Little Bo Peep was derived from the deriative of the words bleat and sheep!
I decided that the owner of the house, currently abroad, would appreciate (lets hope!) a couple of tatted button lambs, so I duly left the white ones with my sister-in-law. Of course I still have the black, the grey and the rainbow sheep.
Jane and I had a "tat chat" and she gave me a lesson on how to cover a wire choker, and kindly took some photos for me for future posts.