Little Marzipan was born on March 1, 2007 along with her twin brother Marzo. Their mother Maggie (Magnolia) completed delivery without my assistance. Their baaing was the first lamb call I had ever heard and is one of the dearest sounds I know.
Maggie was a wonderful mother. She would lead them around proudly and call to them if they wandered too far. They would even take turns sleeping on her back as she napped in the sun.
Marzipan is one of the shyer sheep in the flock and took a very long time to trust me. She is so sweet and timid. Sometimes I enjoy exchanges with the anxious animals the most because you really have to win them over. I have to spend a lot of quiet time with them and be extra patient to build their trust. When I get that first nose nuzzle, it is all worth it.
Marzipan grows very soft fiber and stays clean. When washed her fleece becomes bright white. She grows a hefty fleece each year weighing around 7 pounds.
I often see Marzipan near her mother even now. Watching these babies grow up I can see the deep bond between families. I could never sell them off or separate them as so many farms do.
Plum Blossom Farm is unique because all of the animals have a forever home here. Unlike other sheep farms, no animals are ever sold off to slaughter when they are done being “useful”. All our critters are sweet individuals and each one is like a family member to us. Thanks so much for supporting compassionate small farms!