Saturday, August 29, 2009
Cathy Gallivan was interested in black ... and polled genetics. I have this awesome guy coming in from Juliann Budde's breeding. After I have used him early this Fall, I am delivering him and three bred black ewes to Cathy.
I can take the four animals in the back of my truck ... OR ... I can take my trailer. If I take the trailer, then I'll have room for 3 or 4 more rams in the truck ... and 6 to 8 more ewes in the trailer.
I am hoping that folks east of me in Canada will contact me and see about adding new genetics to their flocks by purchasing a ram ... or some bred ewes.
Also, I will be making another trip to Eastern Ontario and Ottawa. At the moment, I have 9 sheep in the load ... but room for about 5 more. Get back to me, folks in Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa area!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I am having him hunted, but he is nowhere to be seen when the guns are around. My dogs , are puppies and won't be a match for this dude and his family until they are at LEAST two years old.
As a shepherd, one of my main roles is to KEEP MY FLOCK SAFE! In order to do that over the coming winter ... I need to get rid of a LOT of sheep. The plan is to keep a maximum of 36 ewes/ewe lambs and to breed fewer than 30. I also hope to get my ram flock down from14 mature rams and the six ram lambs (out of 49) that I planned to keep this winter. I hope to keep only six to eight in total.
This is an opportunity for folks in Canada. I'll sell any ewe or ewe lamb for $225 (with a $25 per animal discount for purchases of 3 or more) and I'll breed the ewe to the ram of your choice from this list.
- WillowGarden Garnish
- FirthofFifth Lassig
- FirthofFirth Aman
- Lil' Country Greyson
- North Wind Holiday
- V Creek Leo
- Columb (linebred on Underhill Thelonius Monk)
- or one of my ram lambs
What is left on the sale list as of mid-November will be sold for slaughter. I would rather have them die a humane death than be ripped apart by a coy/wolf!
I also have a LOT of quality rams that I'll part with. Email me to ask who is for sale.
I'll try to update my website Sale sections, but I'm really busy emptying Gene's house as it is sold for Sep 1.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
There is a $25 per animal discount if three or more sheep are purchased, or have been purchased over recent years.
UndertheSon Two Bars … a 2008 mioget ram lamb out of UnderTheSon Torvus AI and UnderTheSon Ellie. This ram is awesome and threw some great lambs. … AFD – 22.8 … SD – 5.2 … CV – 23.1. … $325 ... This guy is a real treasure with seldom seen in Canada genetics!
There is a $25 per animal discount if three or more are purchased, or have been purchased over recent years.
Tulip’s grey ewe lamb … out of Great Plains Tulip (F2 Greyling, F2 Jamie) and WillowGarden Juice (F2, F3 Greyling). This is a great lamb with lots of Enfield Greyling genetics. … $325
WillowGarden Tabasco … a 2008 moorit yuglet flecket ewe lamb out of FirthofFifth Masala Chai and WillowGarden Kilimanjaro AI. This is a nice, flashy ewe. … AFD – 28.9 … SD – 8.1 … SD - 28. … $275 ... SOLD
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
'We' started to shingle on Saturday as the weather forecast for Sunday didn't look good. My part of shingling was to feed folks ... after I went into a hyperventilated state the first time I got on the roof ... and had to crawl backwards to the ladder!
The rest of the 'event' is captured digitally below ... :-)
Pete, my neighbour Pete that is, and Matt, also my neighbour, did the actual shingling. (Sorry that I didn't get a more flattering view of you Pete ... hehehe)
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Right now, I just want to share the meeting of Will, 'The Most Perfect Little Boy in the World' ... and FirthofFifth Aman, who LOVES little people.
Grandpa did the introductions and showed Will how to 'tickle' Aman's chin to make his tail wag.
The two boys rapidly became 'best friends' ... and neither wanted to leave the other one. Will DID leave when asked if he wanted to come and sit on Grandpa's tractor ... ;-)