Saturday, June 4, 2016

Livestock Sales

I have 14 registered Shetland ewes left.... so I updated and deleted the sold ones.

I also put up a sales list of Angora Goats. I do not think I will have many does to sell next year due to a heavy buck year (and cutting back and selling so many this year.) I should have a few nice bucks next year though.

I may have a few crossbred ewes for sale and will have crossbred ewe lambs. This year the crosses are out of two rams:
  A moorit Bond X Corriedale with a fine, crimpy fleece. Sorry no moorit ewes! (One wether has an amazing moorit fleece......)

 A white (throws colors) BFL/Teeswater/Wenslydale with a long, silky and locky fleece. Oh, there are also two ram lambs out of this boy.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Angora Goats For Sale

I have updated my goat page.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shetland Flock Dispersal

I am offering all of my NASSA registered Shetland sheep for sale.  Half of my Shetlands are now spoken for. $50 less if you don't want the registration papers. 10% discount for large groups. Starter flocks available.

Monday, January 19, 2015

South Dakota and Shearing Class!

In Dec. I took a machine shearing class in Brookings, SD. I also took a class in Sep. in Augusta, WI from David Kier. Both classes were really good and I learned a lot!
Here, I am doing a blade shearing demo:
I left a day early for South Dakota and had a day for tourist stuff. Enjoy!

 Bluffs along the Mississippi in MN

 Mississippi River in MN

Dirt road in western MN

One of several huge piles of corn

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, DeSmet:

Brewster school

 DeSmet town school (It had been converted into a house and then back to the school, that is what the wall paper is.) These were the only inside pictures I was allowed to take.

The surveyor's house

Ma and Pa's town house. They added on to the original house. The inside was very nice.

 Pa's grave. His is the only original gravestone. Note the mason sign. I had not realized he was in the masons.
 All that is left of Silver Lake, a marshy low spot that has water in the winter, but is dry in the summer.

A real lake, I don't know what it's name is, just so one has a idea of what Silver Lake may have looked like.

 The prairie

The AG Heritage Museum, Brookings:

 An old claim shanty

Lots of old tractors

An old wood stove chick brooder
A sheep tread mill for belt powered washing machines, butter churners, etc.


Egg art.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Moving To A New Pasture (from a sheep's perspective)

We were all locked in from the pasture (at home) and wanted to go out and eat. Then we were corralled into the pen next to the barn. I was in the first mob to go in the magic silver box. We are kind of scared of the box, but also kind of like it. We ran in and the human shoved the door closed before we could change our minds and get out. Then the box shook and moved. The door opened and we were in the middle of paradise. New green pasture with nice hills and shade trees. Hey, I remember this place we were here before and the box took us home, now it took us back. I like it here.

The box drove away. I think the human might control the box as the human gets in the noise machine  (truck) that seems joined onto the box.

The box came back! I and all my friends came running to see who is going to come out of the box. I stood by the door baaing as I could hear my lamb. My lamb came running and got a nice drink from me. Boy my lamb is getting big! He is almost as tall as I am! I can hardly smell his tail (to make sure it really is him not some sneaky lamb trying to steal my milk.)

The box kept coming and going and each time it came more friends or family were coming out! So each time it came we all had to come running and circle round it until the new mob came rushing out. Then we were all here and the box didn't come back. The noise machine did as the human needed to give us water. The noise machine makes water (from a tank), that must be magic too. We always come running when the noise machine get here as our human comes out. We like our human. She I think our human is a she her baa, is it called a baa?, isn't very deep. She is reassuring to me and my friends and sometime gets us new tasty food! So we always come, cause you never know when the new food will be available.

Bye for now, I am hungry and am eating dinner,

Fronzie the Shetland X Merino

PS: If you like this I can tell you about shearing and deworming and any other things that happen to us.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kidding Around

A ladder is a lovely spot to snooze.

 What fun to climb.

 This is a cool shed in a hill by my sheep pasture.

The sheep hung up their clothes to dry.

So pretty...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Shearing and Dreaming of Spring!

Flock of Suffolks I sheared at a 700 cow, seasonal (all calves are born in the spring) grazing dairy farm.


A couple adorable fawns er, calves

  Calf houses...They have three calf barns with space for 100 in each.

I was in southern IN last week and was reminded that spring does exist! BUT I had to leave it behind, so I captured some of spring. Hopefully spring finds those of us who are still under old man winter's thumb. Enjoy!