Monday, October 31, 2011
I like the flock size of 20, I do. I am currently at 30 to winter over. That is too many over so I am still offering this lovely black F2 Heights Orion ewe lamb for sale. I really like her so I would keep her if I sell her mom Mapleton Peanut Brittle as a bred ewe.
I have decided to sell all but 2 ram lambs if anyone is interested. If the rest don't sell I will winter them over and sell them as yearlings or send them to the butcher as shearlings. So you MUST speak up before shearing. I might have the vet wether a few for potential fiber pets.
Last but not least, SOMEONE PLEASE buy my registered Saanen buck. Really nice fellow from really good milking lines. Leads nicely and is not aggressive at all. He is stinky though! I just REALLY don't particularly want goats! Sorry to those of you who like goats, but I just don't so much and I am feeling a little overwhelmed with all the animals here at the moment. I really need to simplify. So available very reasonably to a good home only. Whistle and her doeling will be my exceptions and will stay for the time being.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Finn enjoyed helping "shuffle" sheep this afternoon, although I would not exactly call it help.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Breeding Season is almost upon us, ram or buck needed anyone?
Monday, October 17, 2011
The same with my sheep. They are sheep here, grass based rotational grazers, burdocks and all. I do not grain them for optimum growth in the first six months like many show orientated farms do. Not to say there is anything wrong with that. If that is your objective, that is what you have to do. The key is knowing your purpose. I have bought sheep from all across the Nation, because I was looking for a specific trait that I wanted to add to my flock; patterns, spots, fine fleece, polled, a specific color, or UK genetics. Buying from far away can be challenging. I have some funny stories to prove it, like the fact that a ram I once bought from a picture was a different ram altogether once he got here, my "ram" was a ewe and went to MN. Some came with slight flaws but I take full responsiblity for the selection, afterall I didn't go select them in person, nor did I go pick them up. In my opinion, that is the trade off of the convenience of having them delivered from far and wide with the wonderful attributes they were bringing with them. I think my flock has benefitted quite well: