I know, I just haven't written here for a long time! I've been meaning to catch up, but so much Life has been happening. We had a big wedding weekend in July (my stepson, Jeremy's) .
and a little camping trip to the Black Hills right afterward (with CA friends, the Scharf family).
Then it was time for the Carver County (MN) fair, where we all enter dozens of exhibits. Here's Em with her little cousins for a general visit to the fair:
But I have a lot of little lambs to sell before winter-- so I had better get on it.
Here's how my ram lambs are this summer, only eight! born out of 28 lambs; since I bred again for no-horns, thank you, two Shetlands are scurred, two fully polled , two with strong horns. I was happy with the outcome. Most are shown here. One brown Finn ram lamb (on the far right) is still available, most Shetland lambs are, too.
Ah, my ewe lambs. If I just keep them all this winter, I simply won't breed for a year. I can't sell that much fleece to pay for their feed, and I don't want to work that hard to keep them all well-tended. Lambing more than 15 ewes about kills me in April. I don't have many photos of the ewes yet.
Here is my model daughter surrounded by friendly Finns. The black lamb could live somewhere else. In fact, we have two.
And here is last year's bottle baby, Poppy, with HER baby, Pansy-- who both can only go to the best of homes: