Luna is the next one my list. Luna was given to me as a gift along with a ram lamb named Patrick by Nedra Darnell of Fibre Folds farm. I’m not sure if Nedra still raises Jacobs or not, but I am forever grateful to her for helping me start my Jacob flock.
Luna was added along with Patrick to my breeding program shortly after I lost Athena’s sister, Victoria (that’s another story). I had been looking for another ewe and a ram to add to my flock, and found Nedra – we emailed back and forth for several weeks until I eventually decided on two lambs, a 6 horns ewe lamb named Eanna (Luna) and a ram lamb, Eslan (Patrick). Nedra was so pleased with all of the publicity I was getting Jacob sheep that decided to give the two lambs to me to help me grow my flock. Nedra delivered my lambs, as well as some lambs for Steve and Trish Barrows (another Jacob breeder in the area) a few weeks later.
Luna got her name because the way her horns were shaped reminded me of a Luna moth’s wings. She has always been a very curious and unafraid ewe – she is the first to come stomping up to the dog to investigate or to ask for food. (her big eye patches remind me of saucer-like spectacles, which seems to fit her curiosity).
Luna will be 10 this spring – she has been showing gray for awhile now – but she is still in perfect (plump) health and is expecting a lamb(s?) this spring.