Thursday, December 22, 2011

WHITE CHRISTMAS 2011

This is JD. One of our few purchases this year. A polled smirslet ram lamb from Winter Sky lines. He bred Mandalay and Crisp this fall. This is Vanity Fair. A Grasshopper daughter out of Wintertime Chiffon. She placed second in a large ewe lamb class at Jefferson and second Best Fleece On Hoof just behind Mandalay. She is bred to Khan.
This is Crisp. Out of V Creek Princess Buttercup and sired by Wintertime Black Forrest. She stayed home as she doesn't like to lead. She is bred to JD.
Another acquisition--Kate(named in honor of Kate Sharp)is a Tennyson granddaughter and Forrest great-granddaughter. She may be bred to JD.
Kashi is a triplet full sister to Khan and has a beautiful black fleece. We are hoping she is bred to Khan.
Wintertime Ruby--dam of Fudge, Red Velvet, Barqs and Garnet to name a few--is bred to Grasshopper this time around. She may be for sale this upcoming year.
Stephen Rouse was nice enough to allow me to trade my colored Cormo yearling ram for Mustand Sally--a Saliocional/Blues daughter. Sally didn't like to come in from Stephen's pastures, but she seems to like our set-up and has settled in well. She is bred to Khan for spring lambs.
Twix is a Barqs' daughter from this year and our only gulmoget on the farm. She was in with Khan unti his departure in November.
Marrakech with her daughter Mandalay in the background. Best Dam and Daughter at Jefferson, 2nd Mature ewe and RGCH and Best Fleece On Hoof. Mandalay is bred to JD and Marrakech was bred back to Khan.
Whistlestop 0427(aka Izzy) is Ruby's dam. She also produced Blues and Jazz and Itasca and a lovely grey katmoget ram lamb we now own named Sting. She is hopefully bred to Grand Luxe for April lambs. She may be for sale this summer.
Last but not least is Grasshopper. First yearling rams at Jefferson and bred to three ewes this time around.
And then there are Meghan's goats. She is now milking the mature does and I am definitely spoiled.
Our few remaining ducks(predation was high this summer and fall)produce eggs and keep the garden somewhat slug-free.

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GLORIOUS NEW YEAR! A HUGE THANKS TO ALL OUR PATRONS AT THE MARKET AND SHEEP/GOAT CUSTOMERS THIS YEAR. YOU HELPED US CONTINUE ON THE FARM AND WE APPRECIATE IT EVER SO MUCH.

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Gail V said...

Nice survey of animals, Karen. I want a polled spotted ram when he arrives. ;-)