Latearrival: next spring you'll have a lamb that will carry your name.
Mysteria: Misty Sharon died in 2006 at the age of 4 years.
Sunshine: their longevity is very different, depends on where they live, their attitude as a mom and whether they survive the big outbrakes of deseases like foot and mouth and lately the blue tongue and how much land one has. Normally in the big herds it's about 5/6/7 years, before they will be replaced by younger ones. Most private breeders will keep them longer, sometimes up to over 10 years. Sheep do recognize the ones who feed them. They recognize my car and the neighbour who's living next to the meadow always know when I'm coming, because the sheep will start running towards the gate when they spot my car from far. The oldest sheep in the pedigree book who're still alive are born in 1996. There's always place for a Sunshine two.
Alison, I don't think I have one named Alison yet, so you're on next spring.
OwlSA, it's always sad when they're born dead or die too soon after birth.
Honeybunch, it's your namesake who got the triplets.
My daughter made some filmshots of my sheep while training my dog Dixie. She has put them on Hyves (the Dutch Facebook) http://lynn-13.hyves.nl/album/50743250/Dixie_the_sheepdog/cimIsan0/ I hope you can see them.
Like scattered leaves...my words will flow