Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lamb update and my view

This is the view from our deck this morning. It's not a sunny day but the weather is nice and all of the sheep are enjoying the grass.

Sunny had to rub himself across the gate before I closed it. I know he's not a lamb but it's too cute not to share, although I wish I got the shot about 30 seconds later when the gate slide open and he fell sideways onto the grass!

I finally managed to get a good picture of Dakota (left) and Delia (right) both girls are dong very well and looking forward to going to their new home later this year.

Along with Winston who is very handsome and has some lovely looking horn buds so far.

Wilbur will also be leaving for a great new home as a pet wether. I think he'll enjoy all it (maybe not the wethering part lol) but he loves the attention, and is the friendliest of this years lambs.

He'll have his sister Dixie with him who is also very friendly and I am excited to follow their progress as they grow up. I love hearing from the owner with updates and pictures, and helping out where I can by answering any questions.

Wallace (left) also has a new home, isn't he beautiful? I love his fleece. So far William doesn't but I am sure he'll find one soon. Both boys look like horn buds are doing well.

Diana is the only other lamb remaining for sale. Until sold she is happy here and enjoying lamb races and grass.

Derry has been sold and is now living the high life on Beech Hill farm and ice cream stand in New Hampshire where she will be representing the Shetland sheep breed and getting a whole lot of attention. Daisy Mae says she's not going anywhere though. Even though it doesn't look like she'll reach the right size she's too much of a character to part with.

Finally Marcus is now 13 weeks old. He was photographed at SmartPak last weekend by their professional photographer and this is one of the pictures I got. He starts puppy class in a few weeks which will be fun.

I'm still working on my website let me know what you think of it. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A work in progress

I made a website today which can be seen here

If you could take a look and tell me what you think I'd be grateful. It was easy to use and hopefully will help with lamb sales in the long term. I also obviously have too much free time.

For something lamb related here is the very handsome William. His fleece is just amazing and he has a wonderful tail, even his little horn buds look great. He is for sale and I think he'll make a wonderful flock sire. Doesn't he look like his mom? His brother Wallace looks exactly like his dad did when he was a lamb.

This is the very long legged Delia enjoying the sun. I think she might be fawn. She's very pretty and a leader in the lamb races.

And the cute Dixie who reminds me a lot (in personality and looks) of Cheyenne from last year. Her markings make her look like she has eyebrows lol. Her fleece has a lovely regular crimp to it. I must get fleece pictures of everyone.

Sorry I'm not up to more pictures. Yesterday when I was riding I felt something pop in my lower back. I'm now unable to move much and off to the doctors later for what I hope are some good drugs. Hopefully I will be back on my feet in no time at all.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers' day

It's been a very hectic time here but I was able to get some pictures this morning of the lambs and moms in the paddock.

The boys were not to be missed out of course looking handsome.

Little Diana is doing much better, the vet thinks she was just squished up from being a triplet and after a few days she straightened out and is running around with the best of them. She's quite a beauty and the only moorit ewe lamb I have still for sale.

Derry is so much bigger than the others being those few weeks older.

This is Winston smelling something good. He's a fun guy and very handsome. His fleece is lovely and soft.

As is his brother Wilburs', however Wilbur does not seem to be growing any horns. He is the same size as his brother who has horn buds but this is what his look like. Maybe half polled? I'm not sure, time will tell. He is a very nice ram wither way and will make a nice flock sire for someone.

And finally this is Marcus now 11 weeks old and some of his toys.

More lamb pictures in the next few days. I have finished college for the summer and am now on vacation! I'm off to the NH sheep and wool festival for the day. Should be fun.