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)

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34 comments:

Delores said...

They are lovely. I like the mini's.

Meg said...

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?

texomamorganlady said...

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.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

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

kymber said...

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

Practical Parsimony said...

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

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great new neighbors whatever they are!

Tewshooz said...

Nope, hair sheep

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I thought they were funny looking Nubian goats! Great pics!

Elephant's Child said...

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

Texas Rose said...

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

Kate said...

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!!

Delores said...

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

Colleen said...

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

1st Man said...

Aren't they pretty?

1st Man said...

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. ;-)

1st Man said...

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!

1st Man said...

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!

1st Man said...

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.

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

Yep, love the view. :-)

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

I guess you could call us NEWBIAN, LOL!

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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.

1st Man said...

Very true!!

1st Man said...

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

Jacquelineand.... said...

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

Pam said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

Midnite Baker said...

Some very cool sheep!! Thanks for sharing. M

Pam said...

Exactly.....lol! ;)