Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter Update

Hi all,

I did not breed my ewes this year, yet, and don't think I will.  I do have some lovely sheep and last year lambs for sale.  I have kept my winter numbers stable over the past few years but really want to scale back even further.  My asthma has been really awful lately, so really need health wise to figure out what can give.  Unfortunately, it is the sheep.  Currently, I have three white ewe lambs, and two white ram lambs, all F2 Drum Jings for sale.  I would be willing to entertain the idea of letting a few adult ewes go as well but only as a package deal, pair, or with one of white lambs.  I want to keep a spinner/pet flock so it is about numbers, as well as variety, and somewhat about the favorites.  I could for example offer Hester (B) , Peanut (b), and Marshmello (Ag), with an unrelated (Awt) ram lamb.  That would give someone three really beautiful experienced moms that should continue to be moms, a variety of colors, and some really beautiful fleece.  A good home a must, they are not culls!  They are actually some of the favorites, but I just feel they should be part of a breeding flock.  I think I may take a few years off, and I have all of their daughters to take their place when and if I am ready to gear back up.  I also have two other ewes that would make nice pets.  One is a black yearling ewe, great temperament and conformation, fleece not the best.  The other is a moorit and white ewe lamb that is still smaller than her peers.  I think I need to separate her from the flock and start graining her, as she is not assertive when I feed the flock.  Low in the hierarchy and has grown as such.  If I did that, that would leave me with a dozen ewes and a ram, and maybe I would keep one wether as a companion for the ram.  That would be about right for me at this time.  Please inquire.  Prices negotiable to the right homes.  Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Couniting my Sheep...

One, two, rams pictured plus one more white ram makes three ram lambs.  The white rams are for sale.
 Six...all three of these white ewe lambs are for
 Eight, Nine
 Ten, Eleven
 Fourteen (wether)
 Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen (not pictured)
 Twenty...corbon copy mom not pictured...Twenty-one
Twenty five (my other moorit adult ewe, Peanut, was missed in the photo session)
Okay I already counted these two but I just liked the picture.
Twenty five is still more that I would like to have in my flock at this point.  I was able to hold my flock size steady but not reduce it.  No one has been bred YET but I could offer a few select bred adult ewes if anyone was interested, I would be willing to put a few ewes in with a ram lamb of your choice for a few weeks. I am debating on if I want to put a few in a breeding group for myself, for May or June lambs.  Prices are very negotiable at this point of the year, consider it my winter sale or holiday special.  I could put together a starter flock that would be a great Christmas present!  Serious inquires only.  You may email me at karamapstoneATgmailDOTcom

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The difference a year makes...

Scooby right after we brought him home last October:
 Scooby now:
 I like my ponies round! Now if I could keep them out of the burrocks!

Other farm photos from today:
 I wish Finn was a little rounder, but he is just so active he stays trim.   Isn't he cute all grown up.

 White Shetland Sheep still for sale!

More equine pics:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Trail Cam - I better go count my sheep!

Well DH had the trail cam out to scout out the deer situation and it spotted a deer or two, but look who else is frequenting the area!

He looks big.  I better keep the critters secure at night so he doesn't get any ideas about helping himself to lamb or chicken dinner...or kitty for that matter.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

White Shetlands for Sale

I have three ewe lambs and two ram lambs still for sale, all white.  All could carry moorit and spots.  Their dad is ABA Lava that I bought from Autumn Breezes Acres.  He is now at Painted Knoll in NH.  Lava is 50% UK breeding being a F1 Drum Jings and I bought him because I really wanted a beautiful white ewe lamb to keep.  I am keeping two.  However, I have a few spares now for sale.  They are all very nice looking lambs.  One set of twin ewe lambs out of Pike Hill Olympia, a fawn gulmoget.  One set of twins (one ewe and one ram) with a moorit mom, Mapleton Peanut Brittle, High Bid and Twin Springs breeding.  Lastly, a white twin ram out of Minwawe Pearl, whose black and white HST brother "Socket" is traveling to MA very shortly.  Please inquire on pricing if you would like to add a little white to your flock.  All reasonable offers considered,  I would rather not winter these lambs over as I am still trying to down size.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Planning for Fall?

I have some wonderful rams and ewes still for sale to help you round out your flock, inquire if you are interested.  My email is karamapstoneATyahooDOTcom.  We have Minwawe Pearl's twin ram lambs, by ABA Lava AI (F1 Drum Jings).

 Minwawe Marshmello's yearling ram, by Swiftriver Neville AI (F1 Heights Orion).
 Neville and Mapleton Opal's yearling fawn katmoget ram.
 Lava and Opal's ram lamb, a very handsome moorit and white.
I wethered the half polls so the moorit below is available for a ram companion, as is the fawn gully pictured in the background above.
 Peanut has two son's available and a daughter.  A white ram lamb by Lava...
 ...and yearling black ram lamb by Neville...
 ...white ewe lamb, twin to the white ram lamb above.
 Pike Hill Olympia's twins are for sale:

I would also consider selling Peanut, to help with numbers, but ONLY as a pair or group (her and her daughter, her and an unrelated ram, or as part of a starter flock).