I think Chone is on to her.
Was really funny. At first he was all testy, stomping his hoof and staring her down.
Then he cooled out a little and came over to sniff her (at least he looked like he was sniffing).
But then sniffing turned to nibbling (I swear he nibbles on everything!), and I had to come to her aid.
Anyway- look closely at Chone. Can you see it? He’s getting kind of “frosty” looking-
Neat, eh? He isn’t gray-ing out from the roots, but rather his fleece is getting shot through with white fibers. I first noticed when I sheared him last month, but the effect is much more pronounced now. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in the spring.
And speaking of fleece, I made a couple of neat acquisitions this week-
This is Wilma, a beautiful double-coated mioget girl
who I brought home from the Schoonover Farm fall shearing. Mmmmmmm.
And this is an anonymous CVM/Suffolk cross that followed me home from Hidden Meadows Ranch.
I don’t usually go in for the fine-wools, but I thought that the cross was interesting, and might make a really good sock yarn. Will probably take me forever to process it, but I guess I’ll just take it in small bits.
And while I’m not quite done with the back of the Shadow sweater (maybe three more inches?), I think I’m still on pace for finishing it up by Thanksgiving-
and I’m pretty sure that the pieces will fit together when I’m done (fingers crossed).