Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finally. some photos

Coming up for air...and i know you want to see some photos :) only three ewes left to lamb :) never will I again breed this early, OR this late :)

This white ewe lamb is out of WhitePine Roman (F1 Orion) and ShelteringPines Nirvana. I hope to God she is horned. She has a pink nose :) My first in a white :) And she is the blending of two of my favorite ewes....Rachildas and Nirvana. The perfect blend. She's a keeper :)
WhitePine Salome and her Nekomis gray katmoget son. He had a krunet and obviously carries spots. He's available for sale pending further evaluation.
These three lambs are all lovely. The white is available for sale. He's related to the white ewe above..Same sire, and his mom is WhitePine Neriah, who is a Nirvana x Blues daughter. The moorit kat is most likely going to Oregon and the gray kat is going to New York! Handsome boys they are. The White ram is available for sale pending final evaluation.
Owlhill Butter gave me a spotted musket girl out of WhitePine Caiphas. She's a keeper!
Caiphas also sired this gray kat ewe lamb out of ShelteringPines Fleur De Lis. She's a keeper too.

This POLLED gray katmoget ram lamb is out of FirthofFifth Koosi (shown here...F1 Jericho) and my F1 Jamie polled ram Levi. Koosi proved last year she carried polled so this boy could be double polled/homozygous polled. He's available for sale. I'm repeating that breeding and praying for a ewe :)
Sommarang Eva (left) and her gray kat ewe lamb out of Caiphas. He really produced. I'm tickled with the lambs.
This 3/4 BFL ram lamb carries color and is out of B17 my Shetland Mule from Under The Son. He's a handsome lad and is available as a crossing sire or he is destined for my freezer. Mmmm lamb chops. lol
There's that handsome white lad again. Still for sale :)
Spring is coming. The White Oak trees are finally starting to open their buds. And we are in a frost advisory tonight. Come on grass! The girls are getting restless!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ram lamb for sale and a moorit ewe

This handsome lad is for sale. Sire is WhitePine Roman (F1 Orion) and dam is Justalit'l Chloe. He is white, showing his fawn katmoget pattern underneath (incomplete dominance). I was thinking he was a giant spot, but his katmoget is apparent on his spots on his rump. He is horned and will be a nice single coated ram. He is white/katmoget and is moorit based. I have much of both of his parents lines and that is why he is offered for sale. Micron results and blood tested negative flock, annually. Typical Shetland tail, very growthy. His dam is one of my foundation ewes and his sire is fine fleeced white ram with giant horns. Pending final evaluation he'll be offered for sale $325 Can be delivered to Black Sheep Gathering or Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in September. A keeper for sure! Sire is WhitePine Caiphas (horned gray katmoget F1 Holly) and WhitePine Neriah fawn katmoget (Blues x Nirvana)

I'm gone for the weekend but am borrowing my sister's digital camera for a few days so will have more lambs to post (for sale ones too) when i return.

I promise to reply to emails at that time and post more photos of animals of interest.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Email and last week

Again please email me at ebonwald@gmail.com from now on. My arvig account is inaccessible and I cannot go and retrieve any old emails either.

Last week was a week that I never want to ever live through again. With the cold, rainy, muddy, windy spring I've had the spectrum of atrocities happen here. Sick animals, animals not responding to treatment and losing them. Unexpected losses, hard ones too.

My chickens have gone completely in to eating all their eggs unless I sit there and watch them lay them. I put a rooster in with them and it doesn't seem to help. I don't have their indoor/outdoor chicken door ready yet so I just gave up and let them all outside. I'm sick of losing so many eggs each day. I knew the 7 new ones did this and no matter what I did, or supplied, they still ate them. I am furious and disappointed.

My cell phone died last week and in the course of two days I got two new phones...a replacement for my newest phone and a replacement for my back up phone. So in the end it was ok, and i got 10 dollars off my next purchase of accessories b.c. I was the nicest customer they'd had in days! I was SUPER nice, as I always am and it was recognized and rewarded!

I lost my parakeet of 10 years, Kipper. He was my first cage bird, and he stayed here longer than any other cage bird I had. I miss his singing already.

My desktop is still broken.

I'm finally starting my spring clean ups, but not having any income for 6 weeks really sucks. No snow to push and it was too cold/ rainy with heavy frosts every night to go start clean ups any sooner.

I am STILL without green grass.......and although its starting to turn, my sheep are still on hay and they hate this fact and remind me every time I go outside. they are completely spoiled.

I've had ewes with no milk for their lambs this year. I'm also supplementing EVERY BFL lamb, and four Shetland lambs.

I've had a ewe with mastitis. Lord talk about one end of the spectrum to the other!

At any rate I'll stop there.

This spring has been the wettest, coldest, windiest, spring on record in my county and I am feeling it through and through.

Yesterday I had my first lamb of the second round of lambing. A gorgeous moorit ewe lamb out of WhitePine Caiphas (F1 Holly) and WhitePine Naomi (Wintertime Blues x SP Nirvana). She's got the most crimpy and consistent fleece I've seen this year from a moorit so I'm pretty stoked about her.

I'm hoping gas continues to go down. otherwise my trip to Oregon and back for BSG is going to be so costly for my transportation I'm doing for fellow shepherds.

Off to tend to the critters. Today is a better day. Let's hope they continue to get better :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

computer issues

Can those of you who inquired about the F1 rams please email me again? My home account via Mozilla Thunderbird is inaccessable due to my desktop computer having crashed.

Please email me at ebonwald@gmail.com.

I am going to Black Sheep Gathering in June, as well as the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI in September and can transport to either place.

thanks!

Adult rams

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