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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Baby Daddies

Two posts in one day :-o.  Hey, I DO have a picture of the rams!  This was taken before just after Christmas.  I'll take some better pictures the next nice day.  This was just a quick snap.  I thought it was "cute" how they were all sleeping next to each other.  Once breeding season's over, they all go back to being friends :-).

Jared (left back), H. Mulligan (white North Country Cheviot) and Rocky (right).

Jared and Rocky came in from Nistock Farms last summer.  I'm not sure we have any Jared sheep on our farm, but if you look at Rocky, you can guess who at least one favorite son is :-).  We also have a couple Rocky grandsons, Andy and Levi.  Rocky's son Rocket was "the wool ram" at Final Frontier Farm the past two years.

Here's a (sort of) better shot of Jared, earlier in December, right after breeding season ended.  There will be a some more "wool" babies coming this spring and some North Country lambs, as well. While the curly coloreds are "fancier", I thoroughly enjoy spinning Cheviot fleeces, too.  In fact, PPPP's medium length, medium crimp "down type" Border Cheviot fleece is one of my favorite fleeces to spin and also what I like to sell to beginning spinners.  
The out of season test breeding produced 11 lambs - three white, one gray and seven blacks.  We are not sure what we'll do with that first lamb shear next fall.  It's sure to be quite nice so we may offer raw fleeces...or we may do a yarn run.  Spinners and knitters stay tuned!  Which would you prefer?

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