In researching some of the qualities of both we turned up a web site called, “Sheep101“. It is a great resource for the children to learn about the new sheep. In some cases daddy may learn a little as well. I’m just now getting use to the idea that milking goats is a historically normally thing to do and now I found out people make a living milking sheep as well.
This is all very strange to me, but; in a world where Costco and Sams are limiting the amount of rice their customers are allowed to buy, and where eggs prices have risen 40% and milk 26% over the last year, I’m becoming more “OK” with strange ideas like milking sheep. Apparently, in other more community connected parts of the world, there is even a proverb that says:
Cheese from the ewe,
milk from the goat,
butter from the cow.
So while I’m still much more excited about “leg-o-lamb” than I am “milk-o-ewe”, it is interesting to know that while we might not be able to get water out of a rock in hard times, we could get milk out of a sheep. Here are some sheep cheese making sites that might be of interest: