These are registered St Croix Hair Sheep. The ram comes from Cummings Farm in Springfield, MO. The ewes from Summit Farms in Creston, WA. Next year we hope to have him be the herdsire for all our Registered St Croix lambs next year. (Their offspring would be in 2022). Daphne and PartyLuke Daphne and Party… Continue reading New Arrivals for October 2020!!
Photos are mostly not recent, but within a year or two. It gives you some idea of the rams and ewes though. Registered St Croix Flock DasherGillieBarbieJazzyFizzySunnyRosieDazzleDazzle has been sold. Most if not all offspring from this breeding will be sold as either Registered Breeding Stock or Market Stock. Registered Katahdin Flock ChiefSugarGingerSonjaPandaPoppyPoppy's offspring will… Continue reading 2020 Breeding Group Photos
We decided to test a few more ewes (all 4 year olds) and a ram for CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis), OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia), and Johnes Disease. All came back negative as I was fairly certain they would! Some of the animals tested are going to be trades for some sheep in Northern Washington State. The… Continue reading Biosecurity Take 2
Today started early with a family friend of Shane's coming over to dig holes for 3 new lean-to's. The Horse/Ram Winter Lean-to is going to be 18x21 and split in half (2, 10x18 sections) with a wall only the rams can go through in one section and 2, 4 ft man doors (1 door for… Continue reading Busy Day on the Homestead
Today the rams came out of their breeding groups and all got to go into their horse stall, with old tires on the floor, to re-acquaint themselves without killing each other. They will probably stay in there 3-4 days, or until they seem to be mellowed out and getting along again. Their llama is awaiting… Continue reading Breeding Season Ended