Growing up fast/fall photos
Here's a photo of Eli, I'm hoping his horns will be okay because I think he's a pretty nice ram lamb. His brother, Harley, has one fatal horn and I'm tempted to wether him for his great moorit fleece. But there's no need for so many wethers around here.
I had combed top made from my white and black fleeces this year. I was real happy with the fact that it's free of VM and noils. The white spins up really nice, but you need to wash it after spinning to remove the oils used in the combing process. The black is blended with 12% llama fiber (not real well blended) and it's a shorter staple than the white, not as easy to spin, but nice and soft and BLACK. I have about 7 pounds of white and 5 pounds of black, so I have some for sale.
And last but not least...
The chicks are roosting with their mom now! This is a big step for them, it means they'll soon be on their own within the flock. It's much warmer to roost than it is to sleep on the floor, so they should be okay when their adoptive mama decides to leave them on their own. They're already over 5 weeks old and she's still being a very good mother to them. So far she's done a great job and hasn't lost a single one to predators (knocking on wood). The poor Blue Silkies may never be able to roost... they just have fluff, no feathers. But they are still doing fine too.