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…

Solstice Babies

Stuff finally let her babies out to play. Lambing season 2018 starts off with a healthy pair of ram lambs. These little guys are curious and sweet and very very hungry. Stuff is a good momma and is taking excellent care with them.

Baby Watch

Baby watch 2018 has begun. Stuff is bigger than normal, and she has always had twins. My guess is about 48 hours. She’s had a little trouble with her parts bulging more than they should so we fixed a make-shift girdle to help give some support. Just look how wide this compact little body is!…

Chaos and Pandemonium

When you live on a farm you just never know what will happen next. We have been been keeping our unaltered dogs separate so there is no unauthorized breedings which means Rocco is running with Mia, Bella, and Anna (who are all spayed) while Tarn is with Clyde (who is also fixed). Al and Rocco…