Newly neutered Jethro, gazed on his old pasture for the last time...
...and barely got wedged into a dog crate for the ride to Denton.
Missy and her friend Tracy got a nice shiny halter on him so that he'd be easier to handle.
Took a little walk to his new digs...
...where we met our Phoebe, waiting for us. She is a sweet little mop of soft fiber. Reminds me of Titus, with the haystack around her neck.
In she went to the dog crate, and we trundled back home. I decided the best way to help her acclimate would be to put her in the little pen, inside the big pen, with a couple of new pals.
Shadrach and Mary Elizabeth volunteered to make her feel at home. Introductions all around.
Ruth has taken a special motherly interest in her new charge. You think THAT'S fun Ruthie, just wait till the puppies come!
I'll keep the three amigos penned up together for a day or two, and then when I let them out, they should all get along with the rest of the flock, and the dogs.
I hear Ms. Phoebe is a real little stinker - hard to catch, and not very tame. I'm dying to know what that looks like with our silly bunch. Her fleece is really sweet - I'll try to get better pictures of it in coming days.
IMPORTANT NEWS: Shearing has been scheduled for Thursday, March 31, first thing in the morning. With Danny the Shearer, that usually means around 8 AM. We can't be late - Danny will have other places to go, and he's quick about his work. I'll have more details to come.