Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Shame on me.

I haven't blogged in months. Yes indeed, I still have sheep. It's about time I got back on the blogging wagon.

Funny how things can sneak up on you, but all of a sudden the girls are looking pregnant. We're about 5 weeks out from lambing, so essentially this is the month before Christmas for me. 

Everyone is healthy and happy, and at the moment it's just a regular routine of fluffing bales and checking water while the girls catch some rays. 

I thought I'd start introducing the "hired hands on the ranch". Here's our latest addition to the team. 

Meet Sam Sheepdog. 

Sam's a Maremma pup we picked up last fall to protect the flock from inevitable predator problems (we've got coyotes, wolves, cats and bears in our valley - I like them just fine, but would  like them to stay on their side of the fence). Sam's now about 7 months old and has been a great addition to the farm. Aside from having a great, deep, imposing bark when necessary, he's a soft squishy friend who makes heading out to "check the sheep" that much more enjoyable. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Siestus Interruptus

The girls were enjoying an afternoon snooze the other day when I went out to check on things. 

Can't say that they were very happy with the interruption and can't say that I blame them. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Back to work

After a year of lounging around, doing whatever he wants - Gordon's back on the job. 

 And apparently, being on the job is exactly what Gordon wants - he's more than happy to be back to work.

I put him in with the ewes earlier this year by a few weeks. Last year the weather was actually much nicer at the beginning of April than at the end. I guess we'll see what the weather gods think of my decision. In the meantime the countdown begins to what I call "Lamb Christmas". 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Welcome to the neighbourhood!

I was lucky enough to be able to buy three more girls from Deena Avery, and made the trip down to pick them up yesterday. 

 Being sheep - they took it all in stride.

 UH...we're somewhere new - HEY, GRASS!

The trailer took things in stride too, but came home with a lot of excess baggage...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gordon RAMsey


Meet Gordon - the man behind "Men At Work".  We purchased him from Deena Avery last year as a yearling.  Bred to 4 ewes, he produced 7 ewe and 2 ram lambs - very nice of him as we are building up our flock right now, so needless to say we were hoping for girls! We've been very pleased with his progeny and can't thank Deena enough for selling us this good ram. We'll be breeding him to 7 ewes this winter - with the continued plan to keep back the ewe lambs and sell any ram lambs as grass fed lamb.

Ewe lamb out of Gordon.

After this breeding season, we'll be offering Gordon up for sale and the hunt will begin for another ram of equal quality. 

If you're interested in Gordon or would like more information, contact us at

Wednesday, September 15, 2010