Saturday, January 10, 2009

One of the groups

So I thought I'd put up a few pictures of one of the groups for this year. This is Painted Knoll Suncook with his two girls Hythe Sabrina and Bluff Country Gypsy. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens with this group. 

I am expecting some lovely shades of the brown spectrum and hopefully some flashy markings lol. The fleeces in this group should be wonderful as well. 

This is the first year breeding for both Sunny and Gypsy and the second year for Sabrina who had twins last year (Bella and Yates). I am of course hoping for ewe lambs...I'd consider dancing around the paddocks if I thought it would do any good! This groups lambs should be here around the start to middle of March if my math is correct.

Sheep chores for the month are a little more halter work and some hoof trimming. I need to contact my shearer and arrange for them to come out in March as ell. This way my fleeces will be skirted and ready for the MA sheep and wool festival in May and maybe even CT and NH too. Oh and send in my NASSA dues.

We are expecting more snow tonight. Hopefully I can get some snowy pictures of my second group. I also need to get some good pictures of Hermione and Colby as I think I am going to sell them this year to make room for the color lambs I want to join my flock.

That's all and I hope everyone had a happy new year.


  1. Hey great to hear from you! What color are you looking for? What color is Colby? I'll let you know what fleckets I get, I have a few that might have one. I bred 4 flecket ewes, but 3 to a kat ram so we will see there. One flecket was bred to a HST ram. I need modified colors, so keep me posted on your lambs too and give me more details on Colby. Listen to me, NEED, is a little strong...I should say: would like...

  2. Colby is grey. I thought she might be more emsket but she looks lighter underneath but I'm not sure she'll go light grey. Colby's fleece is very soft. I'll try and get some conformation pictures of her. Her only fault is her tail got eaten (don't ask me how) so she just has a stump but it was good when it was there. She's a nice little ewe and I'd have kept her if I really wasn't limiting myself to a set flock number.

    I am looking for a moorit flecket and a really good white ewe but I need to sell both Colby and Hermione as I don't want to go above 10 lol.

    I should have plenty of modified lambs as well. Gypsy is fawn (I think), Amelia is light grey but with a fun stripe down her back and Jewel is Emsket so I'll keep you posted on modified lambs.

    Are you in the scrapie program?

  3. I am in the New York State scrapie program, but not the voluntary program, just the mandatory one. But I have a number and all that. I will look into "upgrading" after I close my ewe flock I guess. I had heard something about having to send sheep heads to the state in the event one dies, if you are in the voluntary one...not sure if that is true or for all states, but it scared me off for now at least until I do more "homework" on the differences between the two programs.

  4. Gypsy looks great! You should get some VERY nice lambs from her and that handsome ram.

    Jewel is EMSKET??? Is she out of Zodiak or Zaria? I can't believe I don't remember which lambs came from which ewe!!!

    gettin' old...

  5. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?