Sometimes it seems like not much is done when you are working, “behind the scenes.” It is like cleaning closets. You cannot see that anything has changed unless the door is opened. A lot of “behind the scenes” work has been going on in the studio and barn. Though a … Read More
The summer is coming to an end. I can feel fall in the air. The end of summer brings one good thing, the end of the parasites that have been plaguing the sheep! I have been doing weekly sheep health checkups. Everyone is doing GREAT, but this has been a … Read More
I have some breeding stock and wethers (fiber pets) available. The ewe in the photo below is one who is on the sale list. She is so beautiful and comes from UK lines. Her sire is Grand Master Flash. He is a UK ram. I am hoping to downsize a … Read More
The first cutting of hay is baled and stacked in the barn. We got it cut and baled just before the rains. There are a few wagon loads and lots of round bales. Got some spinning done… I take lots of photos (not just of sheep and fiber). We were exploring … Read More
I have listed new dyed locks listed in the online farm shop. The dark Wensleydale locks are from a black/silver fleece and I over dyed them with a mix of purples. Lots of hot weather, rain, and foggy mornings lately. The fleeces are growing…and so are the weeds… The towels are … Read More
Ewe resting Best guardian dogs! They have been so tired during the day. The coyotes have been busy finding food for their pups. The dogs have been busy keeping the lambs safe. My husband replaced the back beam on my Saori SX60H loom. The back beam had warped (wood not dried correctly?). … Read More
The lambs are growing fast! We have several high percentage Wensleydales available. Leave a comment on this post for more info.
So far we have 12 Wensleydale lambs. The percentages range from 93%-98%. There are a few more ewes yet to lamb. Our Cormo ewes are due to lamb in a couple of weeks. We will have lambs available for purchase after weaning.
Winter got an early start and it is still going strong. I haven’t been online much since there is so much work in the winter with the livestock. I thought I would post a photo update. The sheep have enjoyed being in the barn away from the winter weather. … Read More
We had a spring-like day on Sunday which was strange for mid-December. After a few days of rain, the horses and sheep were happy to be out of the barn and back in the pasture.