Sunday, February 28, 2016

We Have A Month to Find Names

     The lambs should start arriving in  just over a month.  In the meantime, we have a big task ahead of us - finding names!  As anyone who has read The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit knows, there are few actual female characters.  You have to dig into the appendices for the genealogies to learn the names of folks like Rosie Cotton's mother (Lily Brown), or Frodo's grandmother (Ruby Bolger).   Well, a lovely person has done us a wonderful turn by listing most of the females from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit on their website - including the ones only found in the genealogies!  Women of Middle-earth has  so many helpful names - like Theodwyn - sister to Theoden, King of the Rohirrim, and even the mother of Shelob, Ungoliant! (Not that I will be naming a sweet lamb after a spider-like eater of darkness - but still she is thorough!)
     However, dear friends, if you have your  copies of Farmer Giles of Hamm,  or The Smith of Wootton Major (mine are buried somewhere in a bookshelf)  please feel free to send any female name suggestions.  With seven ewes pregnant, (two of them having given us five lambs between them last year)  we may need every name on the list!
pregnant wooly beasts!

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