Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another Post !

This coming Friday is shearing day. I have two days to get things together and ready for the shearer. Luckily, my husband has decided not to go away this weekend and has now been recruited to help move sheep. I also have my girlfriend Susan and maybe another coming to help move the 25 ewes and rams in and out of the shearing barn. This will give the shearer less work, and after everything the shearer taught us from last year (i.e. no help, not as ready as he would have liked, me being intimidated by the rams, etc. - hey,we were new at this!!), he will be very pleased!!

For anyone in the area, if you want to help be here around 3:30 p.m. Friday and we will provide supper afterward!!

For Sale: 25 fleeces in a variety of colours. If you are looking for Shetland, I have 24 (and a few left from last year) and I also will have one lovely Shetland/Gotland/Finn mix fleece in a warm brown. I can provide pictures for anyone interested.

I am looking at AI for my Shetland/Gotland/Finn mix ewe(s). I have the chance to obtain some 75% Gotland straws for next breeding season. I have an appointment with my vet to see if she will be on board with the AI program. Without her, it will be useless to try!!

I also have 4 lambs in the freezer and another that needs to be butchered. Anyone interested in a lamb? How do you market your lamb??

The county coyote control man has collected his traps and has rid us of 5 or 6 coyotes. I hope this helps. If not, he will be called in again. Cross your fingers!

I haven't had any new pictures to post in a while, so I decided to allow my favorite barn cats to bless the end of my post. The love to love and to be loved! Spring has finally sprung in Northern Alberta Canada, so they are the perfect ending!


Our farm cats, Oliver and Twist!


That is all the news from the Windy Grange Farm - for now.


2 comments:

Heather O. said...

I am interested in fleeces! Especially your Shetland/Gotland/Finn mix fleece in a warm brown. rectangular cat put me onto your trail! Please email me about costs, etc. I would love some pictures. I am assuming they are skirted? Do you have an estimate of staple length. If your mix isn't available, I would love some dark chocolate brown.
Best,
Heather.

Vicki Foster said...

Hi Heather,

I skirted all the tags, but need to finish by skirting the VM. The weather hasn't been all that great, but as soon as it is done I will send you pictures. My e-mail is on my profile page. :)