Saturday, May 30, 2009

More GIRLS...

This note from my Beautiful Baby Girl helped a LOT:

"I'm sorry you're sad, but I just wanted to remind you, as one of the "girls" who've had to leave your protection, that we tend to leave strong and only get stronger. But we never forget the little shepherdess that got us started. You've given those ewes the best head start they could ask for, and another home will only be a new adventure for them to thrive in"

has become a "three-fer"...

It seems she's one of those "induced ovulators". White Night's break ins to the ewe paddock (a couple of weeks ago) apparently induced Flash to ovulate and Sheltering Pines Crescent Moon was more than happy (2 weeks later) to satisfy her desires by plowing through 7 strands of electric fence to get to her when she stood on the other side of said 7 strands of electric fence, batting her eyelashes and wagging her tail...

So, there will be lambs (somewhere!) in late October! Beautiful babies. Probably twins. With incredible, fine, soft, long stapled fleece, sired by an HST ram ~ Sheltering Pines Crescent Moon. Not a bad deal for Someone!...

If you want to be on the fast track to HST, consider:

Sera gave me beautiful, twin HST ewe lambs last year. I'm keeping one of them.

Sera has wonderful conformation and a soft, silky, intermediate fleece. Her tail is quite woolly but the correct shape and an acceptable length and both of her lambs had nice tails. This is one, beautiful ewe!

A Few of the GIRLS...

THIS is the hard part.
Selling my Girls.
I love them more than you may know.

First off is a 2 year old who has really wormed her way into my heart. With her dignity, her gentleness, her elegance and refinement and her incredibly sweet, gentle personality. Not to mention her beauty, lovely fleece and awesome conformation!
Bluff Country Zest X Windswept Bravo (HST)

Over the past few months, I have truly come to love and respect this ewe. Her quiet elegance in late pregnancy and the wonderful calm with which she greated her very first lambs. Bella is a gem...

As is:
This beauty and I have gone through some tough times together!
She's given me some incredible babies with the most gorgeous fleece.

OK. Now I'm crying.
And crying makes my tummy hurt.
That's enough for today...

Friday, May 29, 2009


The "Big Boys"(2 year olds)
Sheltering Pines Crescent Moon
(moorit & white, smirslet/sokket)
Kimberwood Hunter
(MIOGET & white/HST)

I'm too sick for lots of words today. (of COURSE, I'm coming down with something since this is my 3-day weekend off work!) So I'll post some pictures of the adult ram lambs that I have for sale.

Moon with his son
Yearling, modified, HST

BLING's fleece:

Save $100.00 when purchased with 2 or more ewes!

I'm gonna go take a nap now...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When Life SUCKS...

Enjoy the LAMBS!!!

ZODIAK the 'super mom'

DAZZLE enjoying the new pasture

ZORRO looking sweet...

and intense

Zaria's beautiful, ewe lamb: GOLD RUSH

Is, sadly, FOR SALE

Bella Luna's little "CRICKET"

The world's cutest lamb!

Who am I kidding?
They're ALL adorable!

Monday, May 25, 2009

NEW Pastures...

I did a little rearranging this weekend. The ewes and lambs got moved to fresh pasture that hasn't had any sheep on it since last fall. Biggify this photo to see the huge mouthful of grass that Zodiak is enjoying! The unbred ewes got moved to the pasture that the ewes and lambs have been on for the past couple of weeks. There's still PLENTY of good grazing left in that one.

The grass in the new "nursery" pasture is almost taller than the lambs!

Zorro say's "Hi" to Little Luna (shaela, yearling ~ FOR SALE! ) across the fence-line.

The lambs love having TREES to play on and around!

Several are practicing their Tree-Climbing-Skills!!That's "Flash Dance" scaling the side of the tree.

Even I haven't ventured into this pasture for months, and there are several large burdock and nettle plants that I'll have to take care of. Although, it looks like "Shaela" is willing to help!

Look how light "Dazzle" is getting! I'm going to do a whole post on her, SOON!

DAISY will watch over the girls and the lambs while I'm mowing, weed wacking and planting flowers today. I don't have to be to work until 4 o'clock this afternoon so I hope to get a LOT done.

"Bluff Country Shaela" (FOR SALE)
I took about a HUNDRED pictures yesterday but haven't had time to edit (crop) them yet so there will be lots more (and better!) pictures A.S.A.P....


Friday, May 22, 2009

Wishing you a Safe & Memorable (in a GOOD way!) Memorial Day Weekend...

I finally got around to finishing shearing Zaria! Poor thing. I was able to roo most of her but used the hand shear on her hind quarters. She hated every minute of it but looks SO much better now....

The lambs are growing like weeds!

They're so fun to watch and very loving when I sit with them. What an absolute JOY.

Beautiful Bella Luna keeps a close watch over her babies...

Even MY "Beautiful Baby Girl" is home for a few days, before leaving for a year in Georgia!

Tomorrow night, I'm having dinner with ALL THREE of my children!

Life is Oh-So-Very-Good in the Bluff Country...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's Time to Reveal the SECRET...

But, first, I just had to share this picture. I took it yesterday, when Heather was here. It's of two of my 'modified' ewe lambs: Dazzle (left) and Gold Rush (far right) with Razzle (Dazzle's moorit brother), in between them. It's a good example of the difference between Mioget (Dazzle) and moorit (Razzle) in young lambs.

OK. OK. I know that's not what you came to see!
You want to know the SECRET. I can't believe nobody guessed! I was throwing hints like anvils...

Remember how I was pretty shook up when Zodiak's first lamb presented with just a nose and no toes showing? After running around like a chicken with it's head cut off for a couple of minutes, I managed to snag the front feet and deliver what I thought was a healthy, black, ram lamb. I quickly ran my fingers over the lumpy, bumpy, slime covered head and pronounced it a boy.


(formerly known as Batman!)

It wasn't until a couple of days ago, when I was sitting in the nursery paddock, making friends with Zodiak's lambs that I discovered my error. I was petting Zorro's head, pleased with how widely spaced his horn buds are. Then, I noticed that "Batman" had no horn buds. I felt again. Nothing. Could he be a smooth-polled ram??? I don't breed for polled rams!

Check the "other end". Nothing.

"He's" a SHE!!

And she's lovely! With a tiny little tail and exceptional conformation. Secret's brother, Zorro, is standing behind her in this picture ~ she doesn't really have four ears and a large, krunet spot. Zodiak didn't have twin, ram lambs ~ she had a ram and a ewe lamb. I'm very happy.

DREAM says:

"Oh, good Grief!! That poor thing is probably going to have an Identity Crisis!!"


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