Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
No AC in a house built in 1850. Radiant heat so no hope for central air. Window units not practical with 10 foot ceilings. So when it hits 100...we hit the lake! We don't own a boat but they sure do make a pretty picture! Sorry for the lack of posts...simply too hot.
Finn the male pup we are keeping:
Making sure no upland birds bother the sheep!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I rode my horse Tess today and I really need to lighten the work load here to make more time to ride my horses more often. It is after all the reason we moved to the country. Tess pictured in the fore ground is wonderful under saddle, despite being a diva in the pasture. Looks like a little work would be good for all the horses and ponies...as well as me. So I am going on a mission to get us all in shape. Maybe I will even take her to a show this fall.
I like having less chickens. A flock of five seems to be just about right. The year old layers are giving us about a dozen eggs a week which is just fine for now. The other two pullets should join in this fall.
In terms of sheep and goats. I would like to get down to 2 goats and 20 or less sheep. Storm below is sold and will be picked up next month. The brown based F2 yuglet in the last post is also sold and is awaiting transportation to Cape Cod. So I guess that brings me down to 40...so I have 50% of my flock still for sale.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Being a beautiful day I thought I would let the ram lambs out for a while to graze thinking I would be able to lure them or herd them back in the barn before dark...
Who were completely unphased by the little ram additions to their pasture...
Friday, July 8, 2011
F2 Heights Orion light moorit (possibly fawn) ewe lamb (Swiftriver Neville X Minwawe Marshmello)
Opal's twin ewe lamb experienced transportation trouble to TN so is again available for sale (HarvestThyme Champ X Mapleton Opal) possible half poll.
Dessie's ewe lamb (Mapleton Zeus X Mapleton Destiny) is very dark moorit at skin.
Group photo to show shades of moorit:
Yearling Bella still petite for her age but very cute and has the crimpiest loviest fiber!
Peanut and Neville's ewe lamb...replacing her mother in my flock...Peanut is for sale...so an example of what she produces:
Dessie's most awesome HORNED ram lamb:
Such fine, shinny, soft crimp coming in under his lamb coat. Oh I do love the kats!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Brought the lambs in for the vet to visit to give them their shots...they will get tags tomorrow.
Peep's. Color input anyone? Little b but modified or not?
Peep's other twin ram...horns are looking good. For sale.
Pearl's below (sold but sister and mom for sale).
Then we come to Carmel's ram lamb. Would you call him a white yuglet katmoget, grey, or black flecket katmoget?
Looked around for his black and white HST twin for a photo opp and didn't that stinker get his horn caught in the panel and tear the horn shealth off. Remember the slow growing wiggly horns I mentioned earlier on...does breaking easy indicate a possible half poll? To add insult to injury...literally...Carmel injured her eye in the pasture, on what I have no idea! If it is not one thing it is another on a farm.