Monday, March 30, 2009

NICE ENDING TO A GOOD MONTH

Wednesday last Meghan found out she won a short story contest for the local monthly periodical. There were 47 entrants and she was judged by professors, published authors and last year's winner.

Then on Thursday Meghan's new horse Sofie arrived at the barn where we will be working off her board every month. Sofie is an overweight grade paint mare with a build like a Mac truck who is good for trail riding and seems to be very sensitive to Meg's cues when ridden English. She likes to go forward and seems to have a pretty good, rhythmic working trot already--no peanut roller.

And when we got home from settling Sofie into her new digs, we found a pair of lovely moorit lambs running about in our back paddock with our very pregnant older ewes. Ruby is the proud mother and the sire is Lil'Country Nightcap(polled). The ram lamb has a very short, soft, crimpy fleece and lovely elegant look to him...and it appears he is clean polled. The ewe lamb has a slightly longer, crimpy fleece that is also butter soft. Both lambs are doing well and already giving the rest of the ewes which are due anytime now fits.

Then the test results on our two newest ewes arrived from Yocom. Rose is 23.9/6.7/28.2 and 16.1% as a five year old ewe at the last rib. Heffe is 22.6/6.7/29.5/13.4% fibers greater than 30 at the last rib as a three year old.

So March is ending on a high note. And we still may have some lambs to come before it ends. YEAH!!

4 comments:

Sharrie said...

That sure puts you on the positive side of things. You have had a good month!

Angela Rountree said...

Wow, I don't know which is better, the great histograms or 2 new lambs!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

That IS a post full of wonderful things!

Barb's Place said...

How exciting Karen! We'll be watching for the photo's of the new lambs. Get that camera out.