Monday, June 21, 2010

Why Parents of Teenagers Have Gray Hair

You preach to your teenagers over and over, "Wear your seatbelt." You hope they listen and put it on every time they get in a vehicle. Thank God our sixteen-year-old son, Chris, did. He was going around a curve on a blacktop road when his wheels dropped off and he went into the ditch. He gunned it to get out of the ditch and came up and across the road and over-corrected, flipping his 1988 Ranger which landed on its wheels in the middle of the road. As you can see from the pictures, the top of the cab on the driver's side hit the pavement with a lot of force and his window was open at the time. The State Trooper who wrote up the accident report said if he had not been wearing his seatbelt this would probably have been a fatality. I am so proud of Chris for wearing his seatbelt. He is sore and a bit shook up but nothing serious. Please, remind your loved ones to buckle up and you wear your seatbelt too. Chris made a simple choice to wear his and we have no doubt that he is here with us today because of it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sheep For Sale - White Yearling Ewes

We have four white yearlings for sale.

Tag #45 is UNregistered and has one ear that was taken off by something when she was just a lamb. She has never had any problems with it and seems to hear just fine. She was born 4/10/09 and is priced at $75.00. She should produce some lovely lambs.

Tag #36 was born on 4/21/09 to Century Farm Tinkerbell out of Windswept Bravo. She is not registered yet, she is priced at $100 as UNregistered or $200 if you want her registered.

Tag #38 was born on 4/19/09 to Locksfield McCleady Laine out of Windswept Bravo. She is priced at $100 UNregistered or $200 registered.
Tag #40 was born on 4/14/09 to Locksfield Madison out of Windswept Bravo. She is priced at $100 UNregistered or $200 registered.

Sheep For Sale - Ewe Lamb #55

This little darling is out of Century Farm Mary (Our farm name was Century Farm before we moved) and by Windswept Bravo and was born 4/21/10. She will be turning gray as she gets older but will be registered as gray, flecket. She is priced at $200.

Sheep For Sale - Ram Lamb #53

I will be posting pictures over the next few days of lambs and yearlings that we are offering for sale. If you see something you like please let me know! These are the three breeding rams we used, from left to right, Magnum, Angus and Bravo.

This first ram lamb is tag #53, a moorit, krunet out of RedbudLane Celeste (Black, Blettet) by Windswept Bravo. He was born 4/21/10 and his horns are coming in nicely. All of our ram lambs are sold with a horn guarantee. This little ram is priced at $200 and we always give discounts if you purchase more than one sheep.

He has a very nice tail and solid confirmation. You can click on any picture to enlarge and see the fleece a bit better. Check out the crimp on this little guy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chicken Pics

My Plymouth Barred Rock chicks are really growing up. They have graduated from the little brooder coop to the big chicken coop.

2010 Lamb Pics

Madison is out enjoying the sunshine with her twins. They were born last Friday morning.
McCleady and her ram who was born Saturday afternoon. McCleady is eleven this year so this was her last lambing. She will be retired and spend her remaining days here with us at Redbud Lane.

CeeCee and her twin rams who were born Monday evening.

Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 Lambing Season Begins!

Madison gave us a set of twins this morning. A ewe and a ram. A wonderful start to lambing season!

This is the little ewe. I just love her nose!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

We had a pair of Great Blue Herons perch in the tree across the road from our house this afternoon.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring weather

Wednesday we finally had some warm sunshine and I made use of it by snapping a few pics.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Chicks!

My Plymouth Barred Rock chicks came today from Cackle Hatchery. I ordered 25 pullets and 5 cockerels, I have no idea if that is how many I got because as soon as I opened the box they were jumping out! They were quick to the water and feed and seem to be doing great.

New Pics!

I finally got the camera out and snapped some quick pics of the bottle babies all grown up, along with a few other random pics.
This is what greets me over the gate at the barn. Susie and I are literally nose to nose when she stands on her hind legs!

This is Daisy, a.k.a. Sis, she loves people and is very spoiled. :)

Here's Duke, a.k.a. Bro, he loves people too but since he is now a VERY stinky billy he doesn't get as much hands-on attention as he would like.

This is just a couple of our guineas looking for something to eat this morning. You can see we still have patches of snow on the ground.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Boomerang Babies

Remember these little ones from last spring?
If not, here's where you can read about them as bottle babies. The young lady who bought them just found out she is having a baby of her own (how exciting)! So, she decided she wasn't going to have time for these spoiled goats and they came back home to Redbud Lane where their little lives began. We are wishing Tasha the very best with her new little one and are happy to have Bro and Sis back. I will try to get pics added later today.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eagle Watching

This has been the longest winter I can remember for quite a few years now. We have passed some of the time by enjoying the many eagles we have in the area. These pics were taken at the Cannon Dam at Mark Twain Lake just a couple of weeks ago. We have counted as many as 7 or 8 at one time around the dam. Unfortunately, a couple of eagles have also been spotted perched in the tree above my chicken coop! It's neat to see them out your back door but maybe that is a little too close for comfort. lol