Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer into Fall...

We've all just about about had it with this summer weather! The ewes think that the only solution is to stand in front of the fan in the barn. Delilah and her ewe lamb are fan hogs. Other ewes escape into the weedy fields in search of verdant pastures. Bad girls! I spent 3 solid days combing out fleeces, trimming hooves, deworming and giving shots. Stay away from those weeds going to seeds, girls!
Fern's ram lamb, a handsome boy!
Finn, always my good boy.

Thunder, SRX 917T, our new boy is settling in just fine. Our ram Fable has befriended him, and they are now inseparable!

Our apples are getting ripe, so they sheep are enjoying an evening treat of windfalls every night. The weather is cooling off and fall is in the air! Girls, munching apples!

6 comments:

Marie said...

Oh what bad girls. My worst nightmare! I will have to do some tricky manuevering when I move the sheep from the back pasture. I have a lane full of Queen Anne's Lace! It is full of trees so hard to mow.
Finn looks as handsome as ever!

Shannon said...

I am very envious of all your green grass, but not the parasite problems that it brings! The weeds in the fleeces is just sad. Your fleeces are beautiful - when will you shear again?

Kelly said...

I love the cooler weather too. Thunder has such a masculine face. Handsome ram. I would like to send you a couple of pictures of the ram lambs out of Finn. I think their horns are going to be great. How long does it take to tell if they will curl out away from their faces?

Terri said...

Queen anne's lace is not usually one of the problem weeds when it comes to fleeces. We'll be shearing this fall, late September/early October.
Horns! It's hard to predict on a ram lamb what they'll do. After about a year, you will have a good idea. Kelly, you should post some photos on your blog of the sheep. They are so beautiful this time of year.

Chai Chai said...

Silly question, What kind of brush do you use to comb out the wool?

Terri said...

Flicker brushes work well, the ones you use when preparing wool. Also, dog combs work too. I have found that it's much easier to get the burs and seeds out of the fleeces when the wool is still on the animal, instead of waiting until skirting time.