‘Bert has been home for just over a year now. Happy days. I hated it when he left to live in the scattald with the hill sheep – he left because he fought with little ‘Ster when he arrived.
‘Bert was my second sheep and he found us when I advertised locally looking for another caddie (bottle-fed) lamb to keep Lambie company.
They were instantly best friends.
‘Bert has a little monkey smile – his nickname is ‘Monkey’.
Perhaps not the most forthcoming of the sheeples, but ‘Bert and I have special times together.
He likes to sit on things. Height is important.
‘Bert’s fleece is moorit (brown) in colour and this year’s was a Grade II in quality. I gave it to friends who live in Shetland to say thank you for taking me to see the otters in the summer and today, they popped over with this……
A bit of ‘Bert for me to wear! It has been beautifully spun into yarn, some was dyed and then woven into this lovely scarf. I am thrilled and most impressed. I really am. Look how wonderfully ‘Bert has has been transformed into something so useful and essential. The wool is soft and warm. The colours are amazing and varied. I never noticed that when ‘Bert was wearing his wool. Apparently there is lots of grey in there. ‘Bert is beautiful and my friends are very talented. Thank you very much. As I type, I am wearing my scarf.
The photos do not do the scarf and the stunning colours justice.
I have really enjoyed writing the blog today – seeing the little boys together when they were little lambs playing makes me smile! My scarf makes me warm and I have a happy comfy feeling knowing my little monkey is close.