Monday, July 14, 2008
WINTER SKY CAPTAIN
Meghan and I partner with a wonderful shepherdess in SW Wisconsin at Firth of Fifth Acres(www.finer-fleeces.com). We have about a dozen ewes down there that lamb out as well as Meghan's ultra-fine black gulmoget ram Forrest. It is always exciting to go down there to sort through the newest additions at weaning time and select a few to come north for breeding season. This year was the ultimate fiber experience, as we used Forrest along with a couple very fine F1 ram lambs.
Captain was one of the last to be evaluated and I couldn't believe just how soft and crimpy/locky he is. I wish everyone could put their hands on him. He is so soft I actually picked him up and rubbed my face all over his body. Because I kept thinking "chenille", I decided he had to named Captain. He already has a breeding pen reserved in his name for this fall.