Saturday, February 4, 2012

Welcome 2012......just a little late...

...yes everyone I am still alive....I haven't posted since October, 2011.  I've thought about it, I just haven't done it.  Why?  I don't know, procrastinator maybe...I think about it then get drug off into a different direction.  My intensions for 2012 was to post at least twice a month.  Well I blew that already, missed January.  I will really try to do better.......promise.
We have had the mildest winter I can ever remember and I am just loving it.  We didn't get the water line run to the barn this past year, I've been using the garden hose to water.  So far this year I have only had to carry water three times.  It has actually been warm enough that I have been able to use the garden hose all winter.....just lov'in it.
This is the most snow we have had all winter, about 2" and it is already melting, the temps. have been in the mid 30's and into the 40's.  This picture shows all the adult ewes that I have at the farm numbering 19.  All but four have been cross bred this year.  My four yearlings were bred with some nice Reg. Shetland fine fleeced rams that we have acquired this past year.  Cannot wait to see what we get.

These are my ewe lambs from 2011, nine.  I haven't sent in Reg. papers yet on these girls, I am not certain of the colors on a couple of them.  The ewe looking at the camera is one of the latest additions to the shetland flock.  She has come all the way from Jim Chastain in Oregon, along with a ram.  Can't wait to get the micron results on the sheep this year, I think we have some long needed diversity coming into the Shetland Sheep that you find in our area of Ohio, through these new rams we are using.

That's all for now, I will post tomorrow to show my latest project that I've been working on today.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the colors for reg. papers, my lambs from last year keep changing colors, getting lighter and lighter each month. I am going to have to bite the bullet and try to figure out something for a couple of them. One ewe lamb I know what color she is and facial marking but it is only on one side of her face.