Thursday, June 23, 2011


It's been a while since I've posted, mostly because it is hard to get pictures of the sheep these days, and my ramblings need pictures!

I was able to get a few shots yesterday of the lambs, and wanted to share those shots.

#44 - Yes, I know - how impersonal. We've always named them, but this year -it just hasn't happened. There are a few with names - like this guy below:

He's "lambies rammie" but then again, so was the ram she had last year..

She's looking as if to say "every time i get up he does this! it's wearing me out."

Myrtle on the other hand is asking "when is this little piggy going to the market?"

This is our yearling "lil friend" She's not as friendly as the name implies - but she was a great friend to the little "broken leg lamb" last year when we had to keep her separated from the group. Lil Friend took up with her, even though that meant sleeping in a cage at night.

By the way - Didi (broken leg lamb) healed up from her surgeries so well, you can not tell she ever had a problem! (much thanks and gratefulness to the great care she received at Carroll County Animal Clinic - they were so wonderful with her. She seemed to rather enjoy getting in the truck and making the trip every time we went - probably because she got so much good and healing treatment there. Not to mention, all the attention) She has a little lamb of her own now. (I'll add those pictures in an upcoming post)

Back to lambs.. this is the mouflon ewe

And her brother:

I need to update my website - he is for sale, but we are going to use him to breed our 3 yearlings this coming breeding season.

And # 41.

It's been a great lambing season- and it's been so much easier to work the lambs this year than in previous years. This is the first year I've been able to get the girls in the barn on a regular basis. We haven't had that barn too long and when we were in the "old barn" - the rams were in the same pen, and the ewes knew they wouldn't get any grain anyways with the boys there, so why bother following me to the barn? We've kept the rams separate so that we can let Wyatt play while I'm checking on the sheep, and we couldn't do that with rams around. Anyways, it's worked out for the best. It's an ever evolving journey here with the sheep, and it takes a while to learn what works. Finally, it's a journey that doesn't seem to be uphill all the time.


  1. That mouflon ewe and #41 are heartbreakers!

  2. I love the shade of lipstick #44 is wearing. :)

  3. Oh man!! You had to show that mouflon ram! Just when I thought I was over him! *just how far away do you live!* He is becoming even more stunning. And your others are just beautiful! Myrtle's lamb looks as big as she is!

  4. Too funny Christine, I hadn't noticed, but can't look at that picture now and not notice. :)