Turned the sheep out onto their various fields this afternoon, because the weather is supposed to be very hot and dry for this entire week and I felt they needed to be out finding the shady spots where the breezes can blow. If I have to I'll start watering the fields, as they are already looking as though they want to dry up and turn brown. We just finished putting together a system to work an oscillating sprinkler from water we bring up from the stream. The Cormo X's are having the most trouble dealing with the heat and bugs. Fortunately our shearer is coming out Tuesday early in the morning to remove their heavy fleeces.
We have the following animals for sale:
Wintertime Garnet(NASSA)--Moorit twin ewe lamb sired by Wintertime Black Forrest and out of Wintertime Ruby. Friendly, growthy lamb with a nicely developing fleece. Tail is longish. $200 OBO. SOLD.
Wintertime Barqs(NASSA)--Moorit gulmoget twin ram to above ewe lamb. Frosted sides. Lovely personality and polled. He is developing very nicely and has a soft, crimpy fleece. Price has been raised to $300.
Wintertime ?(NASSA pending)--Black(silvering)gulmoget krunet ram lamb with scurs. Sire is Wintertime Black Forrest. Dam is Winter Sky Secondhand Rose. Very squarely built, solid ram with dense fleece that is crimping. Good tail. $250. SOLD
Wintertime Fedora(NASSA pending)--Ag gulmoget twin ram lamb sired by Wintertime Black Forrest and out of Sheltrgpines Isidora. Elegant, refined, crimpy, typey. Being retained until August for further evaluation.
Winter Sky Secondhand Rose(NASSA)--Six year old light moorit ewe with minor spotting on poll. Very nicely built ewe that isn't overly large. Only registered daughter of Winter Sky Skater Boy. Good mother. No health issues. $50.00. SOLD.
Sheltrgpines Bug(NASSA)--Moorit flecket scurred yearling ram with short, extremely soft, fine fleece. Good color. Excellent tail. Longer bodied. Hocks turn in slightly but his lambs aren't showing that trait. Nice disposition. $350 OBO. SOLD
Ganache--Cormo X dark brown two year old ewe with a very dense, soft, 4-5 inch fleece. Solid build and not overly tall. Good mother. Very laid back and easy to work with. $350 OBO SOLD
China--ACSA registered white Cormo yearling ewe. Beautiful 19.5 micron fiber that is very dense with good length. $350. SOLD.
Winter Sky Alafair--Black with some age-greying ewe with a great personality. Just had triplets and is taking good care of them. No health issues. 50% UK lines(Jamie/Holly). $50 to a loving home.