Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Look at the even-ness of her fleece ... right to the tail!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Seek understanding, or as it was once put, seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, and everything else will be added unto you. (Same thing, different audience, grossly misunderstood to this very day.)
Cawwww, cawwwwwww, cawwwwwwwww.... (Soaring bird sounds.)
In the picture below, the ewe lamb, Kitchener, is in front. She weighed 4.9 pounds at birth. Her brother, Waterloo was larger, at 5.4 pounds.
It was an uneventful delivery and start to life ... just as I like it ... :-)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Amaretto is a grand-daughter of Iris, my favourite ewe of all time, and like Iris, it seems that Amaretto will tend to have singles and not twins. The sire is one of my favourite rams, FirthofFifth Aman.
This little guy appears to have a very even fleece from front to back , and I expect that it will have about a 5" length to it, with a tight crimp and lots of lustre.
The theme for naming lambs this year is cities, towns, and villages in Ontario. Should be fun ... :-)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
WillowGarden Maggie Smith is a 2009 black gulmoget ewe lamb out of Hopeful Sarah, a gulmoget/katmoget ewe from Michele Minty's breeding, and Firth if Fifth Aman AI, a mioget Heights Orion son. I have retained the dam and the sire of this ewe.
WillowGarden Julie Christie is a 2009 moorit ewe lamb out of HarmonyMarsh Willow (an Iris grand-daughter) and North Wind Holiday AI, a Greenholme Holly son. This ewe is from strong modified colour genetics and will likely be modified (mioget?) herself. I have used Holiday extensively and have retained Julie's dam.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Amber, the Shorthorn calf is quite pretty ...
... and she seems well settled in to her new home.
Life is good ... :-)
Saturday, March 13, 2010
He had a full belly when I brought him home, and other than being cold and wet from the rain, he looks good ... so far ... :-)
This will be quite the learning curve. I am open to ANY advice folks can pass on to me ... :-)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010
WillowGarden Geena Davis (not yet registered), a 2009 black katmoget ewe lamb out of WillowGarden Linyanti AI and WillowGarden Shake. I have retained a sister to this ewe, and have leased her dam to a neighbour, so still have access to her lambs.
WillowGarden Glenda Jackson (not yet registered), a 2009 white ewe lamb out of WillowGarden Macaroon and FirthofFifth Aman AI. She is a beautiful ewe, but ... I have retained her dam, her grand dam, and her sire.