Since lambing is about 2 weeks away, I thought I'd share some of the supplies we keep on hand. This is not a comprehensive list, and there's still more I may add: I'm not picturing it, but old hand or bath towels are great to keep on hand, especially with newborn, gooey critters. They save… Continue reading Lambing Supplies
And no I'm not talking about the actual Christmas holiday that is going to be drastically different this year! I'm talking about lambing season. For those of us that have livestock, our "Christmas" is when the babies come. With the Katahdin and Crossbred flocks and sometimes with the St Croix flock, you just never know… Continue reading Christmas is Coming…
These are registered St Croix Hair Sheep. The ram comes from Cummings Farm in Springfield, MO. The ewes from Summit Farms in Creston, WA and are granddaughters of a black/white ram born here a few years ago who has since passed on. He was DNA tested against his registered St Croix parents to validate he… 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