Sunday, June 15, 2008

June happenings

It's been busy around the farm as of late. Lambs to look after, ewes that are endlessly eating. The rams are happily lazing around, enjoying the good days and just hiding away in their shelter during the rain storms.

The ever ending "to do" list is, just that, never ending. We have had another section of pasture fenced and planted to meet the demand of a growing flock of Shetlands. They are addicting!!

Two of my rams, Fibre Works Indiana Jones and
Fibre Works Isidor, enjoy clearing out some of our
overgrown woods.

I've been waiting since January for our Electranet fencing to arrive. In the meantime, I've been stringing up portable wire electic fencing. I am happy to say that they shipped the Electranet fence out yesterday, so we should see it in the next day or so!

This is our farms very first lamb,
Windy Grange Apollo, a white Ilget/slight Yulget.
He is absolutely beautiful!
He's got great confirmation, a fleece as soft as corn starch,
great tail and horns. He's definitely a keeper.

That's his mom, Fibre Works ISP (Issy), a black Flecket, in the background.

The strange weather, scattered showers with thunder/lightening storms, we've been having lately certainly puts a halt on outside work. No matter, I've been working on bringing in new ewes with new genetics into my flock. It takes a lot of research, but with the help of Dennis & Beth from Milehaus Farms, I'll have new ewes next month from Ontario. It seems there was some already coming at that time from Willow Gardens. Bill has been a huge help! We're looking at a few from Ewenique Farms and Nathalie has been so quick at answering questions and such. With three of us bringing in sheep the freight should be a little less. Lets cross our fingers on that since the cost of fuel has sky rocketed. Pictures of the new gals once my final decision has been made.

Well, time to do inside work so that the house is presentable to friends and family, and my husband!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We used to raise Shetlands!