Sunday, April 24, 2011

Meet Lester

Lester was born in April 2011 on Windrush Farm.  He was so small that he fit in the hand of Mimi the Shepherd. He was bottle fed and taken into the house (together with his mama) to make sure he would make it.  For days even weeks  it was not clear that he would be strong enough to go into the meadow and play with his fellow lambs.  But he did.  What is so special about Lester is that he is totally white except for one totally black front leg.  The is alert and comes when Mimi calls him. He is smaller than the rest of his fellow new borns, but he will  become stronger and just as big as they are.  Mimi will keep him, she has bonded with him and so have I. 

Did you know that new born lambs have very dense soft curls on their bodies except for the bottom part of their legs.  These have long hairs to ward off water and debris.

He will become part of the Local Pastures wool CSA in the fall and next year we will have his beautiful fleece.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure if my comment got posted or not, so I thought I'd write again.

    I'm quite interested in the Local Pasters Fiber CSA. Please contact me.

    ~ Heather