As you can see they are absolutely gorgeous sheep! I love those long ears!
This is one of Ellie's Champion Rams - I think his name was Benny.
Soon it was time to meet the sheep out in the field which was a mixture of ewes and lambs with "special needs". This gave me the chance to help bottle feed some of the lambs who need extra rations.
I had a lovely time talking about sheepy things with Ellie and I came home with three beautiful fleeces. The weather managed to stay warm and sunny for a couple of days and I was able to sort and wash two of the fleeces so that I could spin samples for Ellie to take to shows over the summer months.
The first batch of washed fleece drying in the garden.
For more information on the Border Leicester breed please check out Ellie's website.