We can name the sheep! Caroline Owens explained to me that they bought her and a few other ewes from a well -respected West Virginia Coopworth farm when the breeder suddenly needed to downsize. It happened quickly and during a busy time for the Owens, so they never got around to naming their new acquisitions beyond "the West Virginia ewes". But Caroline tells me that Coopworth 236 has distinguished herself from the flock in terms of personality and performance and could really use a name.
To catch up those of you who are not (yet) regular followers of my blog ;-) I adopted a sheep recently from the Owens Farm, located in Sunbury, Pennsylvania (you can read more about her and see another picture of her in a previous post). Shearing time is almost here (January 14th through 18th), and # 236 deserves a name by then.
So, here's the plan. Please go to the Many Creative Gifts Facebook page by January 5th (midnight EST) and comment on this post by entering the name that you think we should give "Coopworth 236". After the 5th, Caroline and I will discuss and choose the winning name. Now, we do reserve the right not to choose any of the names and instead come up with one of our own, but we'd really like your help on this! As an added incentive, the winner will not only get bragging rights but also a free copy of my "101 Crochet Tips" Kindle book ($9.95 value) and some of the newly named ewe's fleece (priceless!).
She's one of those furry bottoms in the picture where the sheep are getting herded by the dog, but there she is, in the blanket, in the other picture!