Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
This young Dorset x Rambouillet crossbred ewe lamb is headed for a new home. She joins another ewe bought a couple of years ago by Chris. She'll probably be spoiled and live quite the cushy life up in Butler County. Right now you couldn't convince her that leaving Wild Rose Farm is a good thing .... baaaa, baaaa, baaaa!
We got a request for some Rambouillet fleece from a guild out in the eastern part of the state, so we're shipping the Reserve Grand Champion fleece from the Hookstown Fair. Hopefully we'll get pictures of the results and comments that we can post here. The guild was referred by Andrew, who bred a ram that we used for 2 years. The champion fleece came from #329, a 2 year old Schafer ram daughter. Pictured below is #403, one of the yearling daughters of the Schafer ram & our friendly cookie eating #330 ewe, seen previously in these pages nosing up at the camera. You can see the density of her fleece. Last spring, her fleece tested at 21.1 microns. Can't wait to see it at shearing next spring! That's #405 standing lengthwise behind her ...... also a Schafer ram daughter out of our #327 ewe.
|Rambouillet Yearling Ewe #403|
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
In fact, it's time to go out and buy the Wild Rose Farm fencepost pumpkins for this year!
The blue yarn is dyed with indigo and the green/multi yarn is deep yellow osage orange overdyed with indigo. The wild grapevine gives a better idea of the colors .........
Sunday, October 10, 2010
We were breaking down the round bale feeders and the clanging brought the sheep running over to see what they were missing. The banging must trigger their feeding response because, here they are, with that "What did you bring us to eat?" look!
Monday, October 4, 2010
|Wild Rose Farm #404 Rambouillet Ewe|