Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Need a fiber friend?

This post will highlight the fiber friends that would like to find a new home. There are some amazing fleeces on these sheep! Here are Alexander Graham Bell and Abraham Lincoln. Alex is a very soft moorit wether. His brother, Abe, is a very soft grey wether. They have nice fine fleeces and are looking for someone who will enjoy those lamb fleeces! Their mother, Abigail, won best natural colored fleece at the North Carolina Mtn. State Fair last fall. Here is Ricky Ricardo. He is a black wether that has a soft dense fleece. He has a brother, Fred Mertz, that looks identical to him. Both are ready to go home with someone who likes the darker fleeces. They have great faces!!
I was hoping to keep this fellow a ram but his horns concerned us. He is a fawn, spotted katmoget wether. His fleece is very soft. It will be a great spinning fleece! Plus, who can resist that face?
We also have 3 more wether lambs available. Two, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, are very friendly (great pets) and they have very dense black fleeces. We also have Orville Wright who is going to be grey, and he has a huge fleece. If you're interested, we would love to hear from you.

We also have a couple of older Shetlands that would like to live in a spinner's flock. Introducing Goliath...he is a 2-year-old black (greyling) wether. This past spring he produced the largest fleece on the farm. He is shy but loves animal crackers!

Next we have Windswept Madam Hooch. She is a 5-year-old light grey ewe. She has a beautiful soft fleece. She usually has twins or triplets and always rejects one of her lambs. Yes, we continued to breed her for some crazy reason,and we have 3 sheep that we can't part with. The first is now three-years-old. Padgett lived in our house in diapers and even went to school with me. Then we have two -year-old Sarah. We learned our lesson, and she lived in the barn. She still doesn't think she is your normal sheep. Neither does Padgett for that matter. Then we have a yearling, Almond Joy. She is the most "normal" out of them all. She will still call to us when she hears us coming. We finally realized that we had enough bottle babies so we didn't breed Hooch this year. (Then of course this year Cadey died, and we have bottle baby, Jane Austin.) We would like to sell her to a spinner's flock because she will never win the "mother of the year" award. We don't recommend any further breeding. Some days she is extremely friendly towards humans and loves to be rubbed. Then there are days that she likes to be independent.

Later this week... rams for sale and ewes for sale!! Be watching for 4 ram lambs, 1 yearling ram, 1 yearling ewe, and possibly 3 ewe lambs!!

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