March 9, 2014 by moonstruckfarm
Pre shearing pic – Goldie is on the right (white scurred Icelandic). Black Tunis has her triplets and Cotton, the Jacob is in the background left.
Shorn ewes having their breakfast. Zena, the yearling Icelandic ewe is on the right looking at the camera.
Two of our Maran roosters enjoying the pleasant moring.
These two are my favorites so far. They are half Texel and a quarter each BFL and Lincoln. We didn’t shear their mother Fergie today( That’s her butt on the right because I want to let her wool grow longer.
Butters with Milkquetoast. I sheared Butters a couple weeks ago and Milquetoast should be pregnant by him. She is Kelly’s half Icelandic daughter from last year.
Butters is our Texel ram. He is very friendly and likes to follow me around.
Kelly’s lambs are 7/8 Texel and were 13 and 11 pounds at birth, a ram and ewe.
Orca is half Icelandic, 1/8 Dorper and 3/8 Texel. She’ll be a year old this spring and looks like she’s probably pregnant, but not due right away. She’s very friendly.
Black Tunis has triplets this year and Mamasita, the grey ewe, is her two year old daughter.
Grizelda is Mamasita’s twin. They are half Icelandic, 1/4 Jacob and about 1/4 Tunis, with a little colored Romney. Both had large ram lambs last year and Grizelda was bred by both our rams and is due in a couple weeks.
Checkers and Jason
Bell our bottle lamb in the newly set up Creep area.
Mini the Tunis and her ram lamb. SHe has a messy shearing job because I sheared her a couple weeks ago.
Goldie and Checker with some other Icelandic girls. They want fed inside instead of outside I think!
Today we had our sheep shorn and even our llama, Checkers. It was nice out this morning, but now it’s snowing. They don’t look happy, but they got extra food and fresh/dry bedding so that helps! They do look clean though!
It looks like all but two of the yearlings are pregnant. Our young Tunis and the smaller Icelandic yearling, Ella, don’t look pregnant, but all three crossbred yearlings and Zena (Icelandic) look like they are and all the older ewes are pregnant or have already lambed – so that’s 20 to go but we’ll be lambing through April most likely.
The two Jacob ewes, Lavender and Cotton, look like they could lamb any minute. Lavender’s 147th day after breeding is Monday so we really do expect her to lamb soon.