I would much rather be outside right now. I want to go hug a sheep. But, no, here I am, creating a new website. Gotta admit, it’s fun, A bit frustrating, but fun. What I hope to accomplish is to show off what we have available to our friends, family, and customers. I’ll be posting … More Computer work and lambs
Happy early Spring! We were blessed last week with our first lambs of the season. Not one pair but two in the same night! Let us introduce Fred, George, Harry, and Ron. Can you guess this years naming theme? Harry and Ron had inverted eyelids but with a little hardware, that problem was resolved within … More Lambs!
It’s the end of January and it’s warm…by January standards at least. I was out this morning feeding the calf and checking out the barn. Looking around at the empty rabbit cages and our little flock of laying Buckeyes upstairs I realized how much more relaxed we all are. Taking stock, we have 4 very … More Change is Good!
Dear Family and Friends, Happy New Year to all of you! My family spent a wonderful evening at home with friends playing games and cards. Such a blast! We all said we need to get together more often. On that note, Patty shared a Mother Earth News newsletter with me, primarily because of the fire … More Happy New Year 2016!
Merry Christmas! I hope that you, your friends and family are having a joyous and peace-filled day. We celebrated around the homestead. Kaylin got a bunch of artsy and cute stuff. She is now holed up in her room with her new art marker set. Patty’s dream came true with a new workout setup. We … More Presents from now and then
You know it will happen eventually but you never want it to. One of the ewes has rejected her twin lamb. The poor little boy was bigger at birth than the girl but throughout the day, we noticed that Bellamina would not let him nurse. We held her to make her nurse him. She fed … More Lamb Rearing (5 Days till Spring)
There is so much enjoyment from being a shepherd! Sheep are fun animals. If raised right, they enjoy attention and will follow you around. The production of wool is a dream. Especially once you learn how to use it! And of course, there is your own supply of meat. I finally finished knitting Kaylin’s sweater. It … More The Joys of Owning Sheep
This morning, we welcomed Sven into the world. He is son to Barbara, a first time mom. He weighs 13lb 10oz and is doing wonderful! Barbara is being the perfect mom. The family decided to name the lambs after the characters in Frozen this year. Just shows what our winter was like! Bellamina is likely … More Welcome Sven to the World! (16 Days till Spring)
Whew! I never want to go through that again! Going out to the barn in subzero temperatures every 2 hours was just about all we could handle. No lambs last night, though. Woke up at 5:30am this morning to this: But it is almost Spring. The next questions to be answered: When will the lambs … More Crisis averted with 24 days left till Spring
Hi folks! Many of you received your order form by mail. If you didn’t, you’ll find a link below to download it. Orders are starting to come in! Remember, its first come, first get and orders need to be in by April 1st to ensure you have the meat you need. Also, if you need replacement … More Order up!
When ewes have their lambs, shepherds place the new mom and babes in a small stall called a jug for 1 or 2 days. This gives the ewe time to recover and bond well with her lambs. We have 2 jugs available but can make more if we need to. This is Barbara. She was a … More Lambs are a comin' (25 Days till Spring)