Turnip was born in the spring of 2008 with twin brother Parsnip to my darling gray ewe, Iris. They were born in Willow Creek, California in our cozy barn. I was able to watch this birth from start to finish and it was an experience I will never forget. Iris did the whole process by herself with only a few grunts and heavy breaths- incredible.
Iris was such a good mom and still is to this day even though her boys are much bigger than her now. These boys even bonded very strongly to their dad, Lawrent. Lawrent has since passed but each time I hear Turnips deep and low baa I am reminded of his papa who had the same voice.
Turnip grows some of the most gorgeous wool I have. Very long and luxurious wool locks. He is one of the big boys in the flock and some years has grown a fleece weighing 13 + lbs!
He is one of the boldest members of the flock and always will push through to get his chest or rump scratched. He loves any and all treats I bring to the barn including bread, crackers, peanuts, and veggies. He is a bit of a pig!
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!