Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I visited the local fiber festival this weekend, dropped off some fleeces to be processed, ran into fellow breeders and fiber enthusiast, and saw some beautiful animals. Different in the focus of their breeding maybe but all beautiful Shetlands none the less. The best part was coming home and knowing that what is in my pastures suit my purposes very well. Not indiscriminately but very intentionally. Not necessarily logically to the outside perspective but completely logical to me.
The fiber festival had to share the weekend with my other favorite fall event: The New York Morgan Horse Show. My friend called me 58 days before the show and said get your horse ready and come with me. Although my first instinct was that I didn't have enough time, I decided to try to pull if off to be with my friends. Long and the short it was not enough time and I ended up scratching from my classes after one that could have ended tragically but luckily did not. My horse was showing signs of suffering pain. Now finding her source of pain...farrier, chiropractor, saddle fitter, all lined up to help me sort it out. Vet didn't find anything when I had her up before the show. I suspect back pain due to unbalanced shoeing and possible hoof pain for the same reason.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
So Dessie and Peanut's ewe lambs are still for sale, as well as some really handsome ram lambs. Dessie's ewe and Peep's ram would make a nice breeding pair as would Peanut's ewe and Dessie's ram.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
What? Not me, those are thistles! Oh like that is any better!
It was the moorit ram lambs idea he said who ever had the most wins!
Boys will be boys!
Father and son...ram lamb is for sale.
Katmoget ram lamb has just a few burdocks.
Really I am totally innocent...hey I heard a rumor I might have a small group of ewes this fall. Is that true? Really? I promise no more burdocks or thistles for me.
Me too. I heard I might have a few too!
Hmpf, the shepherd lady said I have to wait till next year.
This handsome fellow is looking for a flock of his own.
Neville gets the majority of the ewes this fall before he, Sprinkles, and Cotton Candy leave for their new flock. Pearl is being retained after all and will be added to his group this fall. See Pearl has a thing about dogs, and the home she was going to was planning to get a LGD, well Pearl would not have that! Therefore she will stay for the season. Her ewe lamb, Opal's ewe lamb, and one other leave for their new home on Thursday. Pearl's ram lamb finally made it to the Cape this weekend. Thanks Veronica!
"Oh by the way I won the burdock game, I am just saying," says Neville
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I have been trying to get this ram lamb on the right to Cape Cod all summer to no avail. So before any final travel plans are made or abandoned I wanted to let Veronica (and others) have a few last views of some options. So Peep's son is on the left and Pearl's on the right. Both handsome guys, horns looking very good. Both F2 Heights Orion. Intermediate or more of a longer staple fleecce. Both HST with nice tails. Peep's friendly, Pearls reserved...much like their moms. Neville is a laid back very calm ram.