Friday, April 24, 2009

Fiber Pets

Well, we are pretty sure lambing season is over here at Redbud Lane. We ended up with 11 ram lambs (9 ewe lambs) this year and all will be wethered due to the fact that we already have several nice rams that need new homes. If you are looking for a fiber producer and/or pet, these guys are wonderful. They also make great lawn mowers! I ask $50 each with a discount if you purchase two or more of them. We have white, black, brown and a couple I think will fade to gray. I'll be trying to post more pics as time and weather allow.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New French Angora Bunny

This is Fruit Loops, my new French Angora buck, isn't he beautiful! He came from my good friend Jordan over at meetthebuns. I can't wait to get all that fiber off of him. :)Photobucket

More Lambs!

CeeCee gave us a set of beautiful twin ewes yesterday morning and Sophie, a yearling ewe who wasn't supposed to be bred, gave us a ram and a ewe that evening. Since Sophie was apparently bred by one of her half brothers (we're not even sure which one), her babies will be sold as unregistered pet quality. They are adorable though!
CeeCee and Ewes
Sophie and Twins

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Ben!

It's official! We now have two teenage boys in the house. (Chris turned 15 in December and Matthew will be 11 in July) Benjamin Dale celebrated his 13th birthday yesterday. This pic is a bit old but I like it. Happy Birthday Ben-Bo-Jo-Jo, we love you!Photobucket

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ewe Lamb with Unusual Markings

Here are some more pics of our ewe lamb with the unusual coloring and markings.

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Chicks

These are a couple of chicks my friend brought to me after saving them at a local park. Someone was trying to release them into the wild. (a.k.a. feed the raccoons) I think they may be brown leghorns, one rooster and one pullet but I'm not sure yet. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have an idea what they may be.

Pygmy Bottle Babies

Here's a pic of my two pygmy bottle babies. They have graduated to a pen in the barn. We love to get them out and walk around the farm with them. They literally run circles around us! :)

Sunny's Quads

Just sharing a pic of Sunny and her four babies, born 4-1-09. All the babies are growing and doing well. They are jumping and playing and we are really enjoying them. The bucklings will all be banded and sold and I've decided to keep the doeling.

More Lambs!

Ambrosia presented us with twins at high noon today. The little ram is dark brown and the ewe is....well, I'm not quite sure what she is! She has a white head and some reddish brown coloring. We'll have to wait till she's a bit cleaner to tell for sure. These lambs were sired by Toby.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Lambs of 2009

Our dear ewe Mary presented us with twin rams this afternoon. Both black with white on their head (krunet). Typical shetland lambs, they practically jumped right up and started nursing! :) Enjoy the pics!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Fool's Day Surprise

My kinder doe, Sunny, got me good for April Fool's. I was thinking we'd be lucky to get twins out of her this year and she goes and has FOUR! lol I'm not sure where she was hiding these kids but they are all doing fine, she is a good mama. Unfortunately, our LGD dog, Susie, chewed about 2" off the tip of one of Sunny's ear. It must have happened while she was in labor and I wasn't here. It was a clean cut and I think it will heal fine, it doesn't seem to be bothering her. Of course, she's a bit busy right now with those four new kids. The white one facing the camera is the only doe and she looks just like Sunny!