Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shetland Ewe Stops By the Morning Show on TV26

Today's segment of Bonnie's Barnyard brings Lightening to the studio.  Baaaahhh...

Click on link to watch.

Wisconsin winters can be harsh. One farm animal we envy is the sheep.  They have a thick wool coat that is perfect for staying dry & warm in any climate.
  • Lightening is a Shetland ewe (female). Male sheep are called rams.
  • Shetlands are small and slow-growing. It can take two to three years to reach their adult weight.
  • Rams usually weigh approximately 105 lbs and ewes about 85 lbs. Lambs (baby sheep) are born weighing around 5 lbs.
  • Shetlands live 10 to 12 years. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the oldest sheep lived to be 23.
  • The breed is noted for its very fine, soft wool and the high quality of its meat.
  • Wool is one of the best insulating fibers known to man. It is moisture wicking.
  • Their wool repels water, but humidity is absorbed. That's why sheep do well in both winter and summer.
  • Sheep have excellent peripheral vision and can see behind themselves without turning their heads.

Mulberry Lane Farm, sheep, goats, petting farm, petting zoo, family fun, children play area, free souvenir

No comments:

Post a Comment