Tuesday, February 3, 2015

THE NEIGHBORS HAVE SHEEP

When we were at the farm this weekend, I was roaming around, like I often do, and heard some noise on the property next to us.  I looked over and saw these beauties!  The neighbors had these newest additions to their farm.  

You know me, I just had to rush over and snap a picture or two.  

Nubian Goats Barbados Sheep
They were curious but cautious and so I couldn't get them to come to the fence line for a closer picture.  They sure were pretty though.  We love that we can see livestock from our porch and yard.  It's nice to look over and see them grazing in the pasture.  

We get to have the view without all the hard work that I'm sure is involved.  

These are called Nubian goats Barbados Sheep...
(hat tip to commenters below for correcting me!)

Click HERE to learn a little more about them. (thanks Colleen)

And don't forget to enter the book giveaway, click HERE.


34 comments:

  1. They are lovely. I like the mini's.

    ReplyDelete
  2. They're very cute! My parents had goats when I was growing up and I just loved them. They're characters for sure and the goat kids are just about the cutest things ever!

    Other than chickens, do you plan to have any livestock at your farm?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can imagine how cute the babies are. Of course, I'm pretty fond of all baby animals, ha. Chickens for sure...we have talked about 'sharing' livestock with 2nd Family as there is a pasture that separates our two homes and they own that (it's where they sometimes keep their horse that appears on the blog from time to time). They have a front pasture too. We've thought about sharing custody of some animals there but we'll have to figure that out. ;-)

      Delete
  3. Sorry, not Nubians, not goats! These are Barbados Sheep, I have a couple of my own. Easy way to tell the difference, tails up-goats, tails down-sheep.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. THANK YOU! See, we ARE new to all this, ha. I have corrected the entry above, thank you much. ;-)

      And I love the easy way you suggested, tails up and tails down, awesome!

      Delete
  4. 1st Man,

    I believe their sheep. They do however, have the same coloring as Nubians.
    They're gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I actually googled the picture to see something that matched and that's when the Nubian's popped up and I thought "that looks just like them!". OOPS! Duly noted and corrected. Thanks!

      Delete
  5. i want 300 million thousand of them! they are so gorgeous! and i thank both Sweet Sandy and texomamorganlady for clearing up whether they are sheep or goats. doesn't matter tho, i love them regardless! much love to you and 2nd man always!

    your friend,
    kymber

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A lady after my own heart. Aren't they just adorable? Yes, thanks to both of them for the correction...some of us learned something new today, ha.

      Delete
  6. They look like goats to me, too. I hope they don't get onto your property and eat things you want to grow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, that's what I thought...the neighbors went through and "sheep proofed" the fencing. :-) They'll definitely stay on their side.

      Delete
  7. great new neighbors whatever they are!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Replies
    1. Hair sheep? I had to google that. I learned something else new today, ha. Thanks, very interesting!

      Delete
  9. I thought they were funny looking Nubian goats! Great pics!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I guess you could call us NEWBIAN, LOL!

      Delete
  10. Nice to have the sheep separated from the goats.
    And whatever their name, they are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very true! So fun to watch and relaxing too. :-)

      Delete
  11. They are so cute! What great entertainment you have - you can sit on your porch and watch episodes of “Nature”!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who needs cable when you have a real life DISCOVERY channel, ha.

      Delete
  12. Well well well....perhaps there is some lamb in your future! I love my sheep - they do an amazing job of clearing brush for me, although mine are strictly wool producers - no lamb chops allowed!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! I guess these being hair sheep mean that don't have much wool? That makes me wonder what the neighbors have these for...not sure.

      Delete
  13. Sheep/goats/whatever...they are still pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What gorgeous creatures.
    More information about these beauties here: http://www.hobbyfarms.com/farm-breeds/others-profiles/barbados-blackbelly-2.aspx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, what a great link I learned more about them. In fact, I will update the post to include this link!

      Delete
  15. Gorgeous! I've long wished I could keep sheep, too cold for Barbados sheep here though... as beautiful as they are. I fancy Icelandic sheep myself: http://www.isbona.com/icelandicsheep.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, those Icelandic sheep are beautiful (and furry!). Very neat, thanks for sharing!

      Delete
  16. 1st Man....you are too funny....thank you for a morning chuckle! Beauties they are for sure! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, no problem. Hey, if we can't laugh at ourselves, right? :-)

      Delete
  17. Some very cool sheep!! Thanks for sharing. M

    ReplyDelete

Please leave us a comment! I have some comment moderation on and of course will approve your comment relatively quickly. We love feedback and hearing what others have to share with us all. Please know that I can't always reply to it right away, but ALL comments are read. I will reply just as soon as I can so be sure to come back and see my reply.

Now, let us hear from you!