Monday, June 4, 2012

Ewe Weed and Feed

May and June are so busy with lambing, farming and gardening.
 I've brought in a team of lawn and tree experts to get the place in shape.

The Black Welsh find all the plants and grasses worthy of
removal except for clumps of Russian Wild Rye.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

March 2012 Shearing

Shearer Ken Pari removes Olivia's top-knot. It looks like she's napping,
and I'm sure if they could the sheep would call Ken the gentle giant.

Waiting their turn on the shearing board.

Fleece from 2 year Blue Faced Leicester "Todd". Notice the "open"
fleece structure and how it parts down the center. They wool is
more open to rain, vegetable matter, etc. On the other hand debris
can fall out and off the fleece.

Fleece from 3 year Corriedale "Night". The Corries on the other hand,
have a closed fleece structure (here it is buckled up on the
skirting table, allowing us to see under the surface).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indian Summer

Renegade lambs have crawled under the fence and are off to find the greener side of life!
Another bunch are out!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Corriedale Ram Crowhill will be moving on to greener pastures. Check out the Corriedale page to see who will be taking over his job this winter.

Ram on the left is a two year old and was sheared in March. The ram on the right is a yearling and was sheared in August. See the "Black Welsh Mountain" page to see which rams will be the main players in this winter's breeding program.