Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our FIRST Finnish Landrace lambs to be born!!

Well, on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 we woke up to 3 Finnish Landrace ewe lambs!! But, sad to say one was dead . . . I don't know if it was stillborn or if it just did not get cleaned off quick enough:(

Here are some pictures ~

These pictures are not really good I just snapped them real quick . . . will try to get some better ones sometime.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Spotty Lambed ~ June 5th, 2012!!

On June 5th, 2012 when my mom and one of my little sisters went out to feed the dogs late at night they found Spotty with a white new born ram lamb. Earlier that morning we brought Spotty up from the pasture, because she was VERY swollen and her udder was HUGE . . . even though she was 9 days away from her due date (she was just to ready looking to go out to pasture with the rest of the sheep).

The sire to the lamb is Panda, one of our Finnish Landrace rams and the dam is Spotty, one of our meat breed ewes.

Here are some pictures ~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spot Lambed ~ June 4th, 2012!!

On Monday, June 4th, 2012 around 7:00 to 8:00am I went to check on Spot (I hadn't checked on her for several hours:)). When I went out I looked down by the chicken coop and saw a little lamb so I looked closer and sure enough Spot had twin lambs already out and standing. She had 1 BEAUTIFULLY red spotted EWE lamb and 1 pretty mostly white ram lamb with some red spots on his head and neck (he is marked almost identically like Spot [his mom]).

The sire to the lambs is a red Katahdin ram we use to own, Big Salmon and the dam is a Katahdin ewe of ours, Spot.

Here are some pictures ~

This is the ewe lamb, we plan on keeping her as a breeder.

This is the ram lamb, I don't know if we will be keeping him yet.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shearing . . .DONE!!

We had a shearer come out and shear all of our sheep and 2 Llamas on Friday, May 25th, 2012.

I can't believe how nice the Finn (Panda, Rolling Thunder, Baby Monte Rosa, Mount Cayley & Monte Cristallo) & Tunis (Alaina) sheep fleeces are . . .we definitely have some good bloodlines, thanks to Connie Santos, Cindy Smith and Amy & Ted Ferm for the excellent and beautiful sheep!! All of their fleeces are VERY nicely crimped and soft.

Here are some pictures ~

This is Alaina being sheared.

This is Alaina after her shearing.

This is Baby Monte Rosa after her shearing.

This is Peppy, one of the Llamas . . .he likes to give kisses:)

This is Peppy about to spit at my sister . . .he did NOT like being sheared:)

Peppy after his shearing.