Tuesday, December 16, 2008

4th Annual Live Nativity

We just finished up with Palmyra's 4th Annual Live Nativity on December 12, 13 and 14th. We bring our two miniature donkeys, Sasha and Rufus, some of our Shetlands, this year it was Tinkerbell, CeeCee, Mary and Sera, and a couple of goats, this year it was Harley and Charley. Chris, Ben and Matt each took turns being shepherds and my niece, Brittney, took a turn this year too. That's her with our little pygmy wether, Charley. We don't bring the camels, those belong to someone else in another part of the state. The baby is about 6 months old and they were great. Mama was protective so everyone had to keep their distance but they were wonderful to look at. We can't wait to do it all over again next year!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Snow

The first snow of the season came last night and today. It was a very wet, heavy snow and so pretty on the trees. Here's just a few pics I snapped this morning.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkeys and Pilgrim Hats!

Ben and Matthew spent Wednesday morning making some fun turkeys and pilgrim hats for our Thanksgiving Day dessert. I'm not sure how many were eaten along the way! lol

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mighty Deer Hunters

Chris bagged his first buck on opening day, Saturday, November 22, 2008. It was a very nice 9-pointer. Photobucket
Not to be outdone, my brother brought in a 10-pointer that evening and Dan got a doe. It will be nice to have deer in the freezer again. Photobucket

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Breeding Season

I am sorry I have been absolutely terrible about keeping up with this blog. Life just keeps getting more and more busy around here.

We did get our breeding groups put together on November 1st, I have 6 groups this year. Next year we plan on keeping it at three.

Opie ended up going to a friend's farm to be used as a ram this year. We traded his services for a pygmy buck and two does. Maizy, who we sold to the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute in Columbia, Missouri earlier this year came back today to be bred to Bravo.

The porches and garage are basically done now, I'll have to post some pics when I get a chance. It's so nice to be able to pull into an attached garage when the weather is bad. :)

Life is busy here at Redbud Lane but oh so very good!

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10

Monday, August 25, 2008


This is Opie, a musket bersugget katmoget out of Limpus CeCe and by Windswept Bravo. He looks just his mama! This is him with his mom(NOT for sale) and sis(FOR SALE). He is well-mannered and working hard on his halter training. A wonderful tail, wide horns and soft fleece make him one of my favorites this year. He should give you lots of color and markings. Priced at $300 with a full guarantee on his horns.

Ram Lambs

I have several really awesome ram lambs out of Bravo this year. I am going to try to get them all listed this week if time permits. If you see one you like and would like more info just let me know!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

One wether is sold!

My little black and white yuglet wether has been sold and is now living in Illinois! He will be part of a young lady's FFA project! I couldn't be happier about where this little guy is going, now, to find just as good a home for his white brother? He has gorgeous fleece and is being offered for $50.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


This is my youngest niece, Abby. She loves coming to visit her Aunt Debbie and Uncle Dan on the farm but I think she may like the animals more! She made friends with Sunny the goat, Fancy the lamb and all the other sheep on this day.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Here's a tribute to my funny, hard-working, wonderful dad! Love You, Deb!

Doe kid for sale!

This is Cocoa Puff. She is a pygmy/toggenberg cross and just as sweet as can be! We have decided to sell her and keep her sister. She is dam raised but very friendly, would make a wonderful pet or family milker. We are only asking $50 for her.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blue Swedish Ducks

We have decided to part with our Blue Swedish trio. They are nice ducks but larger than the other breeds we have and the drake is too large for those other females. We are asking $30 for the three of them.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I caught a pic of a male ruby-throated hummingbird perched on our rain guage in the garden last night, thought I'd share.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lamb Pics

Just wanted to share a few pictures of our growing babies!

Friday, April 11, 2008

April Showers

Well, if April showers bring May flowers we will be sitting pretty next month!  We had quite a storm roll through yesterday afternoon, dumping lots of rain and a little hail too.  We happened to be in the barn when it started.  Boy was it loud under that metal roof!   Thankfully it ended pretty quickly and no real damage to speak of.  We snapped of few pics of the flooding and one of the rainbow too.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Camera!!!

I finally got my new camera and I've been having a blast playing with it!  Here are some of the pictures I got today.  More to come in the near future!

This is Madison with her twin ram lambs.

CeeCee and her bersugget ram and blettet ewe.
Goofy goats!
Our yearling Tiara and her beautiful little ram lamb who wanted to come out backwards and needed some assistance from the vet.  These two belong to Ben and Matt's flock.
Another shot of Madison's yuglet, flecket ram.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Xena and Ambrosia

These are two ewes we've just recently added to our flock.  Xena and Ambrosia!  They seem to be finding their places within the flock and one of their jobs is babysitting the new lambs.  I wish the picture would have been more centered.  I reallllly need a new camera! :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Kids have arrived!

Our Toggenburg doe finally gave birth today.  She was bred to a pygmy buck so we weren't sure what the babies would look like.  Well, they are absolutely adorable, all three!  They are still wet in this picture but I couldn't wait.  The one on the right is a buck and the other two are does.  I'll have to get some more pictures now that they are dry. hee hee  Mom and babies are doing well, now we are waiting on our Kinder doe who was bred to the same pygmy buck.  Not the best picture of me, no make-up and wild hair, but hey, I was so excited that those kids were finally here I didn't care!

Another Set of Twins!

We left the house for only 2 and a half hours yesterday evening to go visit my parents.  We carefully checked with the sheep before we left and they assured us they were fine.  When we arrived back home we were surprised to find a beautiful set of twins out of Limpus CeCe and Windswept Bravo.  One blettet ewe and one tri-colored bersugget ram.  All are doing well this morning.  We have three more ewes left to go and our two does, Sunshine (Kinder) and Nellie (Tog), both bred to a pygmy buck.

More Lambs!

We were blessed with another set of twins on Tuesday, March 25 from CenturyFarm Mary and Windswept Bravo.  Two blettet marked rams!  I just love the "mutton chops" they seem to have.

First Lambs of 2008

Here are our first lambs of 2008 and we are off to a great start!  Two white ewes out of LostLakeFarm Phoebe and Windswept Bravo. These twins arrived on Wednesday, March 19.  Mama and babies are doing fine!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Ducks!

Here's a pic of our new Easter ducklings we picked up yesterday at a couple of local farm supply stores.  We picked out 4 Mallards cause we thought they were adorable with their pretty colors, 2 white pekin cause Matthew just had to have a white duck and then we were lucky enough to find some Khaki Campbells and we took 4 of those for egg production.  I'm not sure if there is anything cuter than a baby duck!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Berry Blue Shetland Yarn

Here's a pic of some Shetland yarn I just finished spinning.  I dyed approximately 7 oz of white Shetland roving with 10 packets of flavored drink mix (Berry Blue flavor).  It turned out to be a very vibrant turquoise!  This yarn is already sold but I'd love to do some up for myself now.