By Ame Vanorio
Falmouth, Kentucky, United States
Posted Sep 13, 2018
I have had goats for over 30 years but it took me awhile to get into sheep. Goats have such big personalities and I thought sheep were comparatively boring. But I was wrong. I got a pair of Icelandic sheep in 2007 because I was interested in harvesting the wool and several knitting friends had shared that they were an excellent wool sheep.
So I got Teddy and Ember. Teddy changed all my ill perceived ideas about sheep. He had a great personality, was very friendly and followed me around like a dog. He looked down on the goats and considered himself superior to their rough and tumble play. He would watch them with what appeared to be a big frown.
Teddy loved the cold and snow! He and Ember were the only animals that would willing go out into the pasture when it was covered with cold wet snow. They would dig through the snow to find grass and enjoy the winter sun.
Icelandics have wonderful fleece. They are fairly easy going for sheep and Teddy would come when he was called. I found them a joy to have.