Saturday, July 28, 2007

Spinning Demo

I did a spinning demo today at our local museum in Palmyra, MO. We didn't have a lot of people but it was still fun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lovely Fleece

This is my favorite little lamb born this year. She is a mioget ewe with the most amazing fleece I have ever seen. Her name is Tinkerbell but I usually just call her Tink. She is also the most loving lamb we've ever had. I think she would be just as happy as a house sheep! This little beauty is what Shetlands are all about!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shade Shelter

This is a picture of the shade shelter Dan made for our sheep. We had one of those portable carports with the white canvas. Well, it made it for a year but the wind beat it up pretty bad. So Dan took it apart and made it one "leg" shorter and stretched some shading material he had for cattle on it. It took them a few days but they finally figured out what it was for! It's nice that they can still stay a little cooler without having to be in the barn.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Our new ram!

We are so blessed to have added some wonderful genetics to our flock with our new ram, Windswept Bravo! He is a beautiful HST ram and we are really looking forward to his lambs next spring. You may recognize his picture from Bluff Country Shetlands, his last home. Thanks so much Nancy, it was wonderful meeting you! I hope we have a chance to meet again with some time to visit. Bravo is a very well behaved boy and a real pleasure to have on our farm. He is in with his new ram lamb friends and one 2 yo wether and everyone seems to be getting along just fine.