Friday, December 12, 2014

Ewe Lambs

Wild Rose Farm Ewe Lambs
The lamb selling season is winding down now and we have several ewe lambs available that would make good replacements or flock starters.   The lamb with her chin on the gate is a Rambouillet.  Notice how she has a greasier or slightly darker fleece.   The other 3 in the picture happen to be Dorset x Rambouillet crossbreds.  We put an ad in the Farm & Dairy classified section.  You never know, but we've been asked in the past to hold lambs to be Christmas presents.   Probably like some of my readers who are farmers, I've also had to by-pass requests for nativity scene lambs.  If they weren't bottle fed as lambs, they can be too skittish to stand peacefully in a little pen while kids reach out to them.    And no one really wants to have bottle babies anyway, so that's a good thing!  ;)

Friday, December 5, 2014

One Picture Will Do ...

Dorset Ewe Lamb Winking !?!
Sometimes you get the perfect shot ... unintentional, but perfect!   Most of the of the lambs say "Baaaaa!".  This one is saying "Blehhhh!".   Have a nice weekend ... :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Riding Shotgun

Hauling & Clean Up Of Spruce Tree Branches
Well, the blown down spruce tree is "mostly" cleaned up now.  The root mass and the main trunk are left, along with 2 branches spiked into the yard.  They are in so deep, that they will have to be pulled straight up & out with the tractor drawbar.   We're planning to add two big 8' logs to the pile of wood for the sawmill this winter.  It should make some nice wide spruce boards.   Just noticed 2 pumpkins left behind on the posts ... we'll have to take them to the sheep. 
Then I spotted a little head in the next picture.  It looks like the pup Jazzy is riding shotgun.  Click on the pic to enlarge.  She's the picture of seriousness looking straight ahead!  :)
Wild Rose's Jasmine - Call Name "Jazzy" - Riding Shotgun