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!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Shetland Sheep for sale

After much thought I have decided to offer most of my Shetland sheep for sale. I have decided that I need to reduce the size of my flock so I have more time to shear!

All of these sheep that are for sale are really nice. I culled heavily last year. I am keeping sisters, half-sisters, half-brothers or dam's to all of them. Some I could not decide who to keep SO YOU get the choice on a few!!! All are registered with NASSA, except the rams, who will be when I send in the papers. Sheep that are for sure for sale are:

5 year old ewes:

PS23 Forsythia-light grey, fine fleece. Great milky mother. F2 Greyling/Skeld

PS23 Fiona-sheala fine fleece.

PS23 Flourance- white, super silky fleece.

4 year old ewes:

PS23 Glitter-white, locky fleece.

PS23 Gloxinia-dk musket, almost moorit-seasonal fader silky fleece.

PS23 Gladys-white (grey katmoget recessively) , may carry spots.

PS23 Gem-black gulmoget, silky fleece

3 year old ewes:

PS23 Heather-grey katmoget, fine fleece. OR her daughter out of PS23 Fife. Buyers choice.

PS23 Hydrangea silky, fine fleece Sabbath Farm Swan X Skeld (AI) OR her white yearling out of PS23 Fife. Both are white, both are nice. Buyers choice.

PS23 Hyacinth-grey katmoget, dark patches, fine fleece.

PS23 Hadassah-moorit horned ewe. Fine-super fine fleece. Her daughter that I'm keeping is also horned.

PS23 Hummingbird-dk sheala, fine fleece (fleece won Best of Show)

PS23 Honeydew- fawn katmoget, silky fleece.

PS23 Hollyhocks-fawn, silky fleece. Threw a moiget ewe lamb and a spotted mioget ram.

2 year old ewes:

PS23 Isadora white (moorit recessively)

PS23 Isabelle-lt. grey, super fluffy fine fleece. Threw a spotted lamb.

PS23 Iris-lt grey, silky fleece. OR her dam PS23 Goldenrod-musket, silky fleece

PS23 Ingrid- grey, seasonal fader. Silky fleece.


Moorit yearling- fine/ very fine. Horned. PS23 Forsythia X PS23 Fife

Black- yearling- fine/very fine. Horned-out of a horned ewe.
 PS23 Funzie X Somerange Gilroy


Too early to tell, but right now it looks like I will have a couple black (some look like super fines) ewe lambs and a couple whites. I will have to check the ram lambs to see what I have.

If you need any more info or a fleece sample feel free to e-mail!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lambing Season

Lambing has gone well so far. 89 lambs born, 8-9 ewes left to lamb (one may be open or VERY late, like June or July late.)
Gulmoget/mouflon ewe and lamb, both are purebred Shetlands.

Triplets! This year I have had three sets of triplets, all are white crossbreds.

 Katmoget/badgerface ewe and lamb (both lambs are crossbred)

 Nice big black crossbred lambs. One was 14.5# at birth!!
Sleepy crossbred lamb