Fire Sale

As some of you know, our home burned down last September. While everyone survived the home was a total loss. All my fleeces had come home from the fair and were waiting to be sold when 46,000 gallons of water was poured into my home to combat the blaze. Long story short, the fleeces didn’t…

Merino Ram For Sale

2.5 yr old registered Merino, His sire is Australian Merino via AI, he’s a proven sire – 10 lambs from 5 ewes this year. He was a twin and this year he threw all twins. Great fiber, fine, crimpy, and bright white. $1000.

Breed vs Fleece

People often ask what kind of sheep I have. I always give the same answer. Soft ones. I want soft, fine, crimpy fleece and I’m not afraid to mix and match to get it. My very first sheep were Icelandic’s. I still have the ewe. Betty Boop is a great mother and an easy keeper,…

Shearing 2019

When I say I raise sheep people tend to ask 2 questions. #1 For what purpose? #2 What kind of sheep. Well, to #1 I say my main focus is the best wool I can raise, but they all taste good. And #2 is the soft cute ones. Since my main focus is the wool,…

Weights and Measures

Today we ran all the AI lambs over the scale and got some photos for our records. I’m really pleased with how this lamb crop is growing. Richter is still the tallest although he is no longer the heaviest. Star Lord holds the heavyweight title this go round. Here is how they all look now….

Updates From The Barn

Rocco and Bloo are keeping a close eye on the lambs. Richter is growing like a weed. He is almost as tall as his mom and he’s less than 60 days old. He’s a good bit taller than the other lambs at this point. Jack and Janet are still sporting slightly differs wool. Jack (left)…

2018 Ends With A Bang

Talk about “right to the wire”. The last ram lamb of 2018 was born during an earthquake just as the New Years Eve fireworks started to show. Let’s recap – We artificially inseminated 4 ewes. We got 9 lambs, 4 girls and 5 boys, every one of them is healthy and beautiful. This process allowed…

Lamb Watch

This year we took a leap and tried artificial insemination. We bought genetics from Uk and New Zealand and used them on our 4 best ewes. These girls are due around Christmas but I wanted to keep a closer eye on them so they are in the barn under surveillance 🙂 I might be jumping…

Pup-Date

Nothing to see here, move along. For 2 day’s we have monitored this girl ’round the clock, to no avail. She is acting ready, all the signs are there, yet no actual puppies have arrived. I think it could all just be an act, a ploy, to get me to spend all my time with…

Where does the time go?

It’s hard for me to believe summer is waning towards fall. I already dropped off exhibits for the fair and I’m contemplating which sheep to take and show as well. A sure sign that summer is almost over. I honestly can’t remember being this busy for the whole entire season before. Since the first of…