What’s In a Name?

Thanks to everyone who suggested names for this little guy, CVM ram lamb #1. So many cute names – and you were all thinking creatively about colors. 

When choosing a name I imagine myself calling the lamb from out in the field. Will a sheep respond to this name? Will I feel silly shouting it at the top of my lungs in the pasture? Sometimes a name comes along that is just a perfect match.

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Which is what we thought of "Tumbleweed", suggested last week by Lori. Of all the great ideas, this one best fits this little ram. When  look at his fleece, I can picture the color of a tumbleweed blown across a dusty field. We'll probably call him "Tumble" for short. Thanks and congratulations, Lori for a great suggestion! 

Something Mike and I noticed about the color theme is that so many color names are actually the names of other things to help create a mental image of a specific color – which really opens the door to have fun with naming the lambs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This week I need your help in naming two lambs: 

Brown ewe #2
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And CVM ewe #3:
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I will select our two favorites and announce them here next Friday. Winners will receive a special thank you prize: a set of Little Lamb note cards featuring the lambs of past years. Keep the good suggestions coming!

It's back to the skirting table for me. I had temporarily stored the wool bags in the milk room. Fearing it would flood during the rain, I transfered 33 bags of wool to the studio, which now is well perfumed. My work is cut out for me!
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