We've been so busy around here getting things ready for the new pole building. It involved moving the sheep shelter and fencing as well as clearing out all the bedding/manure, and taking out several trees. Of course the sheep loved eating all those fresh leaves! They make a big fuss now whenever my husband goes out there, hoping he'll throw a few more branches their way.
The flock is finally all shorn as of last Saturday when Jim Peterson came out to finish the last eight sheep. You can see in the photo above that our 7/8 Shetland wether, Willy (in back) and our BFL ram, Dougal are getting plenty of groceries...
This is a shot of Gillian before shearing. She looked much better that way. The poor old girl was pretty thin and we didn't realize how thin until shearing day. Her lambs are doing just fine and she's looking better now too.
The lambs are growing so quickly! Here are our two katmoget ewe lambs out of Bombarde, Lucy and Bailey, they are Ab/Aa. The ewe behind them is River Oaks Hannah, she's an F2 Holly. I was surprised to see what a rich moorit color she is after shearing. I guess she's not going on my sales list after all! Her sister Hattie is a very rich black too. Their mother was grey, so I'm very happy with such solid colors on these two.
Pictured below is Derra, one of our Shetland mule lambs. She's getting so big! And I'm glad to say that her tail has fallen off already.
Well, I can't believe Memorial weekend will soon be upon us. Time to get the garden tilled and planted!