Archive for the 'Sheep' Category

Lambing Season is Upon Us

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The lambs have been coming in droves…. Not sure exactly what a drove is, but it sounds good anyway. As of yesterday 3/27, we had 59 lambs born. The barn smells very much like sheep, and the lambs are doing well, becoming more like popcorn every day.
This is the first time in awhile […]

Katahdin Sheep Update

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Looks like we’ll be working on getting officially into “breeder” status, as we’ve partnered with a couple of other Katahdin sheep breeders who are working toward proving that worm resistance is hereditary and can be passed down from the sire. We’ve partnered with Mossy Oak Farms of Wooster, and Wade-Jean Farm of Loudonville, and […]

Spring - I hope soon

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

We got hit pretty hard this year with snow. Right now there is still snow on the ground, and Frank started separating sheep yesterday for lambing. He’s got them all in little pens, about 4-6 per pen. Makes for more work, but it keeps the sheep gentler when he needs to get […]

I just love spring

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Today is my last official day off, after having a week at home, I have to go back to work tomorrow. And yes it is Easter today! Happy Easter to all. I’d like to say I had some prolific or philosophical thoughts about Easter this morning, but I don’t. I was […]

We’re Holding our Breath Waiting on Ellouise

Friday, April 10th, 2009

We’ve thus far had about 65 lambs. That means all but about 6-7 of our ewes have dropped their adorable little lambies! Ellouise was one of the smaller ewes when we put them all with the rams in the fall, and now she’s holding out on having her lamb(s). We are anxiously […]

Rachael wrote a story

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Rachael, about 6 months ago, submitted a story to the Small Farmer’s Journal a quarterly publication with information applicable to most farmers and anyone interested in old farm equipment, horses and some of the “greener” ways to farm. It’s a great publication that Frank has been getting for years. (If you stay with […]

Ellouise Finally a Sheep

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

I wasn’t sure we’d see the day - but here’s how the story unfolds. You know about Ellouise - our little porch sheep. I’m happy - or maybe sad - to report that she finally made it to being a sheep. I had expected, even suggested to Frank that if she were […]

Ellouise’s latest antics

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Yes, the good news is we still have Ellouise. The bad news is Ella still thinks she’s a dog! Frank recently went through a rotation of the rest of the sheep flock into the yard. I thought surely Ella would decide she liked the sheep, they were a lot like her, and […]

Ellouise is a really big hit

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

This week and last week, we had a couple of neat adventures. We’ve started walking a little more, and of course, now that there’s 3 dogs we’ve got to take all of them on leashes. You won’t believe this, but Ellouise has been walking with us also. We walked this weekend over […]

Ellouise Has 2 new Friends

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The saga with Ella (our new nickname for her) continues as she still hasn’t decided that she wants to be a sheep. In fact, for the last couple of weeks, she’s called pitifully whenever anyone walks out of the house, and if you answer her, she comes running up from the barn to follow […]