Saturday, June 30, 2012


Emma (the one with the Chocolate hair color) has been sold!  The Commander really likes her but I can't keep everyone.

I have begun the weaning process so she will be staying until the middle of July.

Addison's buck Elijah will be going with Emma so she won't get too lonely.

The same farm will be adding the first two Cascade sheep that I have sold!  Bronson with be the first half of a breeding pair.  Bronson looks like he carries more of the Icelandic traits.

He will be joining Bristol.  Bristol seems to be stronger in the Soay gene pool so they should make a really good match.  I hadn't planned on selling Bristol but the buyer wanted a lamb breeding pair and she was my only Cascade ewe lamb this year.

The rest of the lambs are in the weaning process too, things have been loud around here lately.


  1. It's good that you have found a home for them. It must be hard, however, to part with them!

  2. Congratulations on the sales. It's always nice to find a good home for the little ones.

  3. The rest of the lambs look lonely, don't they?

  4. Ian - If I had a bigger barn and my own hay field I would surly have bigger flocks/herds!

    Teresa - I do feel a huge sense of relief! Now to find homes for the rest of them.

    Mary Ann - I think they are angry that I separate them from their mothers. When I let everyone out in the morning the mad rush at attempting to nurse is kind of sad and comical.

  5. Want. But until we can be sure of the big cats not making a meal of little goaties, we don't.



  6. Cat - Your comment caught me by surprise. I deal with so many threats here but cougars aren't one of them. I'm not sure how I would handle that problem, it may not be solvable.

  7. It is hard to watch those babies go!

  8. Kim - It is sad, especially when you weren't planning on getting rid of them (Bristol)! I am very happy though that they are going to a good home.

  9. Congrats!! I'm working on wheedling down my herd too, at the moment. :) It is hard to see them go...but 29 sheep is just too many for the amount of forage we have. I'm glad you found them good homes :)

  10. Stacy - I wish we had the ability to grow some hay here, we now have to settle for fire wood! I'm curious what you think is a good farm load for your place?

    This place can house 5 maybe 6 ewes and 3-4 rams. Current population (including lambs): 7 ewes and 8 rams (plus 8 goats!).