Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SAFF 2015

 What a wonderful time we had at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair!
 Katie showing Birmingham, our yearling Icelandic ram in the Long Wool class. He placed 2nd.
 He is such a good boy...very well behaved and beautiful.
 Congratulations to the Supreme Champion Ram owned by Christina Law. This fellow was born on our farm last year...Hidaway Farms Houston.
 This is going to be our Shetland sire this year. His name is Dice and he is a black and white smirslet ram from the Stouts. He has some of our old bloodlines in his pedigree that we look forward to bringing back to our sheep.
 He stands really nice and has a very soft long fleece.
 Katie showing Helena, white Icelandic yearling ewe.
 Christine with lovely Emory, white Icelandic aged ewe. Both Helena and Emory were 1st in their class.
 Here I am showing Amethyst, black Icelandic ewe lamb and Katie has Peridot, mouflon spotted Icelandic ewe lamb. Amethyst was first and Peridot was 3rd in the class.

 Here is Katie showing Cora or Caroline, one of the Shetland aged ewe twins that we have a hard time telling apart. This one was first in the class. These twins went on to win Shetland pairs.
 Showing Emory in the Champion Long Wool class. We had 5 of the 6 possible sheep in the class. I don't think that has ever happened before.
 Katie's Joelene won the Champion Long Wool Ewe and then went on to show in the Supreme ewe class.

 And...Reserve Champion she was! Boy, was Katie happy.
 We also had Champion Long Wool pair with Quincy and Rosaline, moorit and black badger respectively. This pair went on to win Supreme Champion Pair.
 Melinda sharing cookies with the sheep.
 Derrick and Rothey...well...resting?
We had a really great show! We also sold 2 rams lambs as fiber pets including this cutie and 2 ewes. We made a lot of contacts and hope to be able to provide more wonderful fleece and sheep to people within the southeast! Until next year at SAFF...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 NC Mt. State Fair

 What a wonderful time with the family! Lauren, myself, Derrick, Katie and Chris pose for the cameraman (Rothey) with the Champion Long Wool Flock.
 Katie and Lauren with the 1st place Shetland pairs--Cora and Caroline.
 Champion Long Wool Ewe- Icelandic Peridot.
 Katie with my big Icelandic ewe, Emory.
 White Diamond, Icelandic ewe lamb and I. She was 1st in the ewe lamb class and 2nd in the fleece class.
 Katie with the Reserve Champion Long Wool Ram, Flint.
 Love how Flint stands! He was a great show animal. Now resides with his girls in Tennessee.
 Big Daddy, Birmingham. Judge said he was a beautiful animal but she preferred the big curly wooled guy behind them.

 Katie showing a really nice Shetland ram lamb. Judge was all about short, crimpy fleeces...unlike Granite's.
Here we are! Great day at the fair!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Growing Icelandics and Shetland Lambs

 This is Jacinth, Moonpie's black spotted ewe lamb.
 Jacinth and Onyx are twin Icelandic lambs.
 Here is Darla's black spotted ewe lamb, Ruby.
 This is Darla's black mouflon spotted ewe lamb, Peridot.
 Ruby and Peridot are Icelandic lambs.
 Peridot. See her eye flashes?
 Peridot and Ruby again.
 This is Emory's white ewe lamb, White Diamond.
 Here is Moonstone, Emory's ram lamb.
 Moonstone has funny, wiggly scurs.
 Emory and Moonstone...he is a growing boy!
 Brother and Sister Icelandics.
 Flint with little wiggly scurs.
 His black fleece is soooo nice!
 He is Jolene's hefty ram lamb.
 Here is Cora's, black gulmoget Shetland ram lamb, Clay.
 Rear view of Caroline's black gulmoget ewe lamb, Sapphire.
 Emmalee's moorit gulmoget Shetland ram lamb, Jasper.
 Nice soft fleece on this guy and it's grey brown on his back and sides.
Jasper's sister, Emerald who is a solid moorit...lovely fleece!