Monday, June 29, 2009

Rain, rain go away

Monday morning, and it is still raining. The girls are saying, 'What do you mean you want us to go outside?'. Fortunately for them, I removed 6-8" of manure, hay and dirt from behind the barn exposing the gravel and stones that Jerry had put in for drainage. All that will go into next years' garden as 'black gold'. The girls went out long enough for me to grain them, and then in they came. 4 hours later, and they are still in the barn, out of the rain. (o; Me too, but in the house.

Yesterday, Sunday, while waiting for a customer to arrive I wandered about in the brief sunshine taking pictures and this is one of the things I found.
I had put the trash from planting the garden in the wash basin, meaning to bring it into the house or barn to throw away, but I forgot or got distracted. So, it sat outside in the rain collecting water. There is a frog 'living' in the basin, as well as either dragonfly larvae or mosquitoes. I am praying for dragonflies. Either way, the frog has good eating.
The non-swamp maples are turning color already.

This is a puddle that has formed in the 'road' that goes out to the back pasture. Some frog laid its eggs and the tadpoles have hatched. If you notice in the upper right picture, mama raccoon and her child(ren) have noticed...

And what part of 'puddle' does this turtle not understand? I took my rake and scooped her out, but she went right back in and buried herself in the very bottom. I made sure she was gone later, and that there were no eggs. This puddle happens to be right behind where I park my jeep.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fleeces for sale

We still have 8 (out of 35) fleeces left for sale. To see pictures go to our fleece blog @

We have in white-
Keira-Dorset/Romney-2.54# $30.50

The Dorsets-
Rachael-3.13# $37.50
Cornelius-3.45# $41
Victoria-4.4# $52.75

The natural colors-
Shauna-Romney-3.48# $48.80
Psycho Romney-5.75#, $80.50, 5-7" staple
Sarah-Dorset/Romney X Border Leicester/Jacob-3.86# $54
Samantha-Same as Sarah-2.18# $30.50

The fleeces are lighter this year because I skirted ruthlessly. I am sending out the good 'skirts' to be made into roving, eventually... Bills need to be paid first. (o:

Prices do not include shipping. Let me know your zip and the fleece(s) of choice, and I will let you know your shipping choices and prices.

My sheep & I thank all of our past, present and future customers!! All proceeds go back to the animals and the farm.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sheep for sale

The ewe in front (#22, born 3/13)is from Lillian, a Border Leicester ewe and Cornelius, the Horned Dorset. The ewe in back (#15, born 2/27) is from Chocolate 12 (pictured) and John, Romney. Each is for sale for $125- and can be registered with the Natural Colored Wool Breeders.

Far left is Silver, Registered Romney. For sale with Long John Silver (John) and her twin Psycho for $375.

Grace (Romney) pictured with Spot (13# at birth) and her twin Double Spot (ram 10# at birth). Their mother Susan, Dorset/Romney X Shetland. The twins father is Cornelius. They are for sale at $90 each. He is not wethered, yet. I was going to keep Spot, but I need to cut back.

#22 and #15.

Valentine (#3, born 2/14) to Sarah, Dorset/Romney X Border Leicester/Jacob, and Cornelius, Horned Dorset. She is for sale for $125.
Pepper (born 2/23, one of two rams) born to Moose, Corriedale/Romney, and John, Romney. He will be a gentle giant and should make someone a great breeding ram. He is for sale for $125.
Both can be registered with the Natural Colored Wool Breeders. #3 & #22

One of Heifer's twin ewes, born 2/17. Heifer, pictured above with both twins, is Dorset X Border Leicester/Jacob bred to Cornelius, Horned Dorset. Each of the ewes are for sale for $90.

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