Sunday, April 28, 2019

More Lambs

Treviso (x Jon Snow) had a pretty little fawn katmoget on Wednesday.

On Friday, Sarin (x Jon Snow) had a striking black ewe lamb.  Sarin is stomping her feet at me once again, same as last year.

Then in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Genoa (x Rush) had two nice solid rams, one moorit and one black.

Couple of very flashy ewes

Mrs Hughes's ram is eating my shoelace and stealing my heart.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lamb update

The last 24 hours have been very productive on the lambing front:

Baxter  (x Rush) had a lovely solid black ewe in the morning yesterday (4/24/19)

I don't like to admit to favoritism, but come on!

Later in the afternoon Pearl (x Peter) had a strapping black ram, burly little fella!

While Pearl was midway through her labor, Georgianna (x Rush) kicked out a sweet pair of ram lambs - solid black and moorit.

Does Georgiana look like she is smiling to you?

Always exciting when two ewes are in labor at the same time!

Then this morning I thought I'd check barn at around 6 am and then go back to bed for that last 1 hour topper of dozy rest, but it was not to be as Siena (x Jon Snow) was pushing, so she very quickly produced these two adorable ewes, one is a solid moorit, and the other a solid black.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

English Garden

English garden had this ram lamb yesterday.  A handsome gray katmoget sired by Whispering Pines Peter.

Thursday, April 18, 2019


We've started lambing at Whispering Pines, very pleased so far with our new family members!

Mrs. Patmore x Rush kicked it off with this sweet spotted black based ewe lamb:

Born 4/15/19 at about 1:30 am

Very flashy!

Mrs Hughes gave us two little sweet things, a grey katmoget ewe and a spotted black based ram.  He is so cute with his assymetrical eye and ear patches.

Followed soon after by Ivy x Rush's little grey katmoget ewe, such a looker I had to share two poses of this little ball of cuteness!

Oh the lovely yarn we will get from these new additions!!  Stay tuned, I am predicting Blue Sapphire is the next candidate for delivery.

Shave 'Em to Save 'Em

I recently became a fiber provider for the Shave 'Em to Save 'Em (SE2SE) program.  Sponsored by the Livestock Conservancy - Details on the program can be found by clicking this link:  SE2SE.

I have the passport stickers and will have available at the various events I'll be attending.  If you bought 4 oz of wool from me in 2019 I would be happy to mail you a sticker for your passport.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Shearing Day 2019

Shearing day was yesterday, it was a practically perfect day for shearing.  A little windy, fortunately most of the shearing was in the barn.  Had a lot of help, and got 66 sheep done in 4 hours thanks to our very able shearer who travels from Massachusetts to Western New York to do our flock plus a couple others in the area.  Managed to get some pictures to share.

Waiting for the shearer to arrive

Brought the ram lambs from 2018 into this stall from their outside pen for shearing day
Hannah's packaging and record keeping station is in order
Shots, worming and general checkover station
Shearing has commenced
Worm medicine being adminstered
The boys helping out
About halfway through the ewes
Edith is so very black - just wonderful
Patiently waiting
Pearl is certainly bred.
Keeping track of our progress
Meera Reed's fleece
The girls are almost done
Reminds me of when he used to show in 4H Fair
Freshly shorn fleece
Fascinating to watch the graceful movement of the shearer - its hypnotizing
All the used coats - will get washed and reused next year after we start to feed them hay
All naked and ready for lambs!
Rich with his bottle ram lamb
Out to the ram pen
Hi Rush!


Dowager Countess and one of Reawick's girls

Arya has a cool heart shaped patch of white?

I have 66 bags of wonderful wool to play with!

Already washed Mrs Hughes to build back my grey yarn/batting inventory for festival in May

Next up - Lamb Cam - waiting for lambing to begin!