Saturday, January 24, 2009
Here we are in the new year already and there is a lot to get done for a newish Farm. We have added two surprise Shetland Ewe lambs in October BlueGoose Gretl and BlueGoose Marta. It was our first lambing which is great because we will be just a tad more experienced for the next round of "planned" lambs. We have made some pens for breeding and have two of our Pygmy's in there right now Oreo and Bully. As we are working around the farm we are slowly getting ready for Shearing in the spring by making chutes and figuring out how we are going to catch the stubborn ones for their haircut. In November we rescued four Babydoll Sheep two Rams and two Ewes, we believe one of them is pregnant but we are not sure. I am looking forward to seeing them sheared and watching their fleece grow in healthier.
On the Farm we have fallen into a variety of Goats. We were given some Pygmy Goats from our In-Laws and three Pygora Goats from a friend. We have been very surprised with their Fleece and we are currently looking for some Registered Angoras to keep the fiber going. To guard all of our animals we have One Donkey named Alluicious and he is in with our 7 Shetland Ewes.
Also we have two Great Pyrenesse Dogs for the boys in the back Miles and Kita. They were Seven Months when we got them in November and they are growing like weeds.
Other than Angora Goats we seem to be right where we want to be. I have had a few people visit our Farm and inquire about the Fleece on a few of our animals. This is very exciting because that is what we want to do. I am looking forward to when we shear so I can start cleaning and blending Fleeces. There is a lot to learn but we have time on our side.