Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Time to plan ahead....

FOR NEXT YEAR'S LAMBS!!!!!

This is "Kimberwood Hunter". Hunter is a fawn & white/HST (yuglet/sokket) ram lamb that I purchased from Kim Nikolai. He is a "Skittles" Grandson. I will be using Hunter on several of my ewes this breeding season. He has very nice conformation and a tiny tail (something I want to improve on some of my HSTs). I also love Hunter's beautiful, FAWN fleece! Although it's gently wavy, as opposed to crimpy, it is fine and has a VERY soft handle. I have a number of 'modified' girls so there will be lots of potential for Shaela, Emsket, Fawn & Mioget, HST lambs next spring!!! Now all I have to decide is WHO I am going to breed! I have too many ewes to breed them all so am considering who I will 'hold back'. I'm seriously considering giving Alice a break. She's given me triplets two years in a row! If I don't breed her, I could also keep her daughter, "Destiny", in with her during the breeding season. And any other ewe lambs that I decide not to breed.
Hunter won't be the only ram that I'll be using this year (although, you wouldn't know it judging by the contended look on his face in this picture!. I'm expecting delivery of "Sheltering Pines Crescent Moon", at the end of this week. "Moon" is coming all the way from New Jersey! He is a moorit and white HsT (with a tiny tail!) and I'll post pictures of him as soon as I get him settled in.

DREAM says... ..."Oh, YES! I want to see more pictures of handsome BOYS!!!"

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like it will be an exciting lambing season for you next spring!

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  2. Diane7:42 PM

    Oh the wonders of the internet! I found your blog by putting "sheep blog" into a search engine. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your world with the rest of the world. I am living vicariously through yours and other's blogs about shepherding. Love your photos-esp. the previous post with the sheep around the tree. Great stuff.

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  3. Terry8:38 PM

    Nancy,

    It will be fun seeing all the modified and Moorit lambs next spring. Are you likely to use these same two rams a year from now? E-mail me the date when you anticipate needing to make the final breeding decisions...

    Terry

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  4. I do my best with all these sons and grandsons, remember "Ma"?

    (I have my Other Mother trained well...she even gives me back scratches if I ask her nicely for them!)

    I miss you and am glad all my relatives are doing OK.

    Skittles the Ram
    in Airy Zona

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