Name Game

Shakespeare said “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” However, what does a ewe with no name smell like? Rather sheepish actually, take just a minute to rejoice there is no scent-ernet just yet.

Ear Tag 65, a 4 year old Cormo Ewe

This lovely lady sports a no-frills ear tag but was never given a proper name. I think it’s high time we change that. She is a sweet and curious soul who is usually one of the first to come forward looking for treats. I call her a different name every time I talk to her because I just can’t pick one. She has the cutest little black freckles on her little white nose.  Her unruly “hair” sticks out off her forehead reminding me of my teenage daughters “weekend hair”. And she’s bossy in a passive-aggressive, hide-and-go-seek kinda way.

65’s clean white skin shows her freckles around her eyes.

Unlike her sister, this one has a very clean white face. The absence of wool on her face gives her a much more elegant look, and even in the rain and the muck, her face always looks clean and pristine. I wish I could say the same for her coat… The coat she wears isn’t to keep her warm, it’s to keep her wool clean, and hopefully it’s doing an excellent job.


As you can see in the picture her fleece is white as snow. I’ve had her covered in a sheep coat since she has been here and can’t wait to peek at her gorgeous wool next week when the vet comes. You see, stress can cause weak spots in the fiber so I choose not to handle my girls any more than they want to be handled, unless there is a very good reason.  For the most part they are happy enough to let me do a visual every day when I feed, to see if anything merits further investigation.

I love her bossy foot stomp. She was not at all thrilled with meeting dogs, not even Livestock Guardian Dogs. Mia handled the introduction (and Miss Crankypants) just beautifully. I laugh every time I watch her stomp about things she doesn’t like.

Now I need to hear from you. Tell me what you think this lovely ladies name needs to be. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with. Leave your comments here or on Facebook, just keep it clean, this is a family show.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    Eleanor (from the Jane Austen novel)

    1. I’ve finally found a name 🙂 We will call her Katherine. Thank you so much for your suggestion.

  2. dalia says:

    this is so cute and funny

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