Thanks to Sabrina for following up with the horn issue. She had some great shots of her Arvada which inspired me to get out and take these shots of Bo's horns yesterday afternoon.I suspect Bo's grandmother, Bramble Cordelia is a poll carrier because she produced a scurred ram lamb when bred to a horned ram. Bo's dam is the twin sister to that scurred ram. Bo's sire, Windswept Boggart, had a magnificent set of horns. Bo is a very sweet-natured Shetland ram so far and no problem to keep. He carries modified genetics, so I was hoping I might be able to use him somehow.
And here are the two goslings that made it through the hatch yesterday afternoon. They hatched within 30 minutes of each other. The third gosling was weak and didn't manage to get into the air space. Darn!
I think I will keep these two homegrown goslings to go along with the Shetland goslings that hopefully will come from Holderread's next week.
Hatching is hard work and these two were tired!
Here's a shot showing our neighbor's pig pen right next to our pasture. It's amazing how fast those piglets are growing! That's our BFL ewe, Lanora and her ram lamb, Doulan in the shot.
It's been terribly dry here and the grass is just not growing very fast - much to my dismay. I've decided to sell six mature Shetland Mule ewes (ages 1-2 years). I can make it a package deal with the Ile de France ram if anyone is interested in getting a jump start on market lamb production with hardy ewes and great fleece.This is a photo of Delia, a 2 yr old mule and her twins in front of the natural colored BFLs. They still look pregnant!
We will also have up to three BFL rams available for sale. Granite is for sale and our two rams may be available after weaning -- pending evaluation.
Look at the cute little grape vine planter I got at the auction last week for only $2.50. I planted some blue bacopa in it. The pot appears to be hand-thrown pottery.