Well, as it turned out, someone WAS in labor on May 2 when I said in the blog of that day that no one was, YET. Arabesque just hid it well. She had a focused look on her face and was standing more still than usual, so I decided to check her at bedtime around 11:00 pm, and there she was with two beautiful, refined-looking twin ewe lambs, a moorit (the dark one) and a fawn katamogit (the patterned one that looks like her mom). They are small like both parents (Pentland is the proud father), just as I was hoping they would be. We are naming after poets and poem titles this year. The Katamoget will be "Ashberry" (even though its after John Ashberry, Ashberry sounds like a fine girl's name for an ash blonde like her), and the moorit wil be named Adrienne after Adrienne Rich. Now Destiny is in obvious labor. Like Dazzle, she is taking some time. She looks huge and we think it might be triplets again. Stay tuned.
Jeanne Dukerschein loves animals and also has enjoyed lifelong interests in fiber arts, nature, and writing. In 2006, she learned to spin her own yarns and purchased her first Shetland ewe. Her poetry and fiber art, as well as her 20-year career as a freshwater biologist, carry common themes of nature, ecology, and