Friday, August 31, 2012

Great Pyrenees

Sugar is our Great Pyrenees guard dog.  These two pictures show how cute she was as a puppy and how she looks a beautiful adult dog!  Sugar is now old enough to guard the Corriedale flock.  Our Great Pyrenees is gentle and loyal.  She will alert us to any strange activity. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


This fantastic roving and yarn was made from Corriedale wool.  The Corriedale fleece, raw wool,  was sent to a wool mill to be washed, carded, dyed, and made into this roving.     Spinners can take this Tangerine Twist and Royal Plum roving and fashion it into the most beautiful yarn!  Roving can also be used for felting craft items. This Royal Plum roving was hand spun into this yarn by a local spinner.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rotational Grazing

Of the two ewes looking at you, Tabby-Q is on the right.  She is an old reliable ewe, raising lots of nice lambs and has been a dual season lamber.  The sheep are contained in the pasture by a permanent fence.  The large pasture is then divided into smaller pastures by temporary fencing.  The lambs and ewes are moved, rotationally, to pastures within the pasture....rotational grazing. The Premier white movable electric mesh fencing, that you can see in the picture, works fantastic for the pasture every few days.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Something different.

We have to have a little variety!  This is one of our cats, Cassie.  And our one and only chicken, Miss Chicken,  She does come running when we call her.....Miss Chicken. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Corriedales make great moms.

Corriedale ewes are great moms.  They often have twins and triplets.  My Corriedales will have lambs "out of season".  Most sheep lamb Jan. thru May.  About half of my Corriedale ewes will be lambing this fall, the other half will lamb Jan. or Feb.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Most of my sheep are covered so the fleece stays clean year round.  Individual sheep get sheared once a year, but I shear two groups of sheep twice a year.  The wool is certainly quite lovely on shearing day!  When the fleece is covered the wool looks like this at shearing time.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This ewe had a healthy female lamb.  This ewe wears the cover to keep her fleece clean, she is sheared annually.  Spinners value the clean white Corriedale fleece.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Going to start doing a sheep blog, specifically Corriedales, Haven't gotten everything organized yet so in the meantime here's a picture of some cute lambs to tide you over.