Tuesday, February 17, 2015


 The katmoget group.  Cinnamon is bred to Moose(moorit).  Danube is bred to Skylark(black).  Sally and Lines are both bred to BoB.  Sally may be for sale to the right farm come summer.
 The blacks.  Moire and Mandalay are both bred to BoB.  Alanis is bred to Moose.  Moire will be for sale this summer.
 The Ag group.  One of our finest groups.  Morocco and Kerry are both bred to Moose.  Marrakech and Chiquita are both bred to Moose.  Kerry will probably be for sale this summer.
 A shaela gulmoget BoB daughter.  She is bred to Skylark(a BoB son)and will not be for sale.
 A lovely white ewe bred to BoB.  Her fleece was GCH over 40 fleeces at the WI Sheep & Wool Festival Shetland Fleece Show.  Mary Gibbings said she was the obvious GCH despite looking as though she had lived in a coal mine.  Our winters are long and the dust in the barns settles on these girls...What can I say?
Our two mature moorits.  Ruby is a flock matriarch and has produced some amazingly nice Shetlands.  Moose won Best Fleece on Hoof at the MSSBA Show in 2014 and won Mary Gibbings praise for his lovely head.  He was bred to Ruby.

Friday, February 13, 2015


 The R lambs came from my friend Sherry Ecker's Ramble N flock and are inbred on Sheltrgpines Shagbark.  The E lamb came from Erica Solis at Emancipation Acres.  Damselfly and Milano(bred at Stephen Rouse's farm)are bred....Damselfly to BVD and Milano to BoB.  Some of these lambs will be for sale this summer.  Let us know if you are interested in any particular one.  Dixie is for sale(carries spots and modified with a very good horn background).  Kathmandu is spoken for if we decide to sell her.

Friday, February 6, 2015


Sometimes bad things just happen for no apparent reason....Barra went south to a friend's farm to spend the fall in a small breeding group with some ewes I owned that were heading out to other handspinners' farms.  All went well and after those ewes left Barra went in with the Sheltering Pines flock to breed all those ewes as well.  He was doing well, looking good, and acting even better but mysteriously was found dead one evening in January.

His legacy will live on in the lambs that will be born this spring.  Barra was a true spotted shaela ram with a very fine 19 micron fleece at last rib on his first test.  He will be missed.
 Barra surrounded by Sheltrgpines Opal(Blues X Amethyst), Wintertime Madrid and Wintertime Camisole.  Wintertime Evie and Wintertime Licorice are below.  Some Barra lambs will be for sale this summer.