Momma and Baby Boy are American Blackbelly sheep. Most people raise American Blackbellies for their meat.

They are hair sheep as opposed to wool sheep. They grow a winter coat that they shed on their own in the spring and summer. 

Oh, how I wish I could brush Baby Boy!

While Baby Boy and Momma will now come to me and will even eat from my hand, brushing them is completely out of the question.

The simple act of “catching”, restraining, and brushing them would set them back months, I’m sure.

For now, I’ll settle on sneaking handfuls of hair from Momma and Baby Boy when they’re not looking.

And, if you’re wondering, mutton is not going to be on the Morning Bray Farm menu. Ever. ♥