Saturday, April 22, 2017

My String of Pearls

7 weeks old today, Jolie Blon, Del Rey, and Clotile are growing up. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Silver City's wool

At the same time she is raising her first litter, GrCH Somerhill Silver City is also growing in a fabulous, shimmering coat of wool.  So dense and even and WOW! 

3 kits; 1 chocolate chin doe, 1 black chin doe, 1 black chin buck.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chinchilla breeding pair for sale - SOLD

Chinchilla breeding pair for sale, both registered, 1.5 years old.  

Grand champion Somerhill Little Big Horn (buck) and Somerhill Oakland (doe)  $200 for pair. 

New artwork

Quilt by Karen Morkunas

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A fresh Breeze

Welcome to the world, Bernie's Breeze!   Born this AM to Somerhill Oakley, barn name "Liz".

Photo courtesy of Lowell Berhardt, Bernhardt Family Farms.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A little Sunshine

Bernies Sunshine, born today at Bernhardts Family Farm in SW OH. 
Another "grandchild" from a first time lamber.  So far they are getting along
well together.  She is a bit of sunshine after a long, dark and stormy week.  
Seeing pictures of these babies makes me feel less lonely for the flock.  
photo by Lowell Bernhardt

Today's show results

Enjoyed the double angora specialty put on by the Ohio Angora Rabbit Fanciers club at the Hall of Fame show in Canton, OH today. We had a nice showing of Satin Angoras. 15 total with 3 exhibitors. There were 6 whites - yay!

In Show A, Teton was BOSV colored SR buck, and Santee was BOV and BOS, colored SR doe.
In Show B, Driftwood was BOV, colored JR doe, Shaelah was 1st CSD of 4, and Silverheels was BOSV, colored SR buck.

Congrats to Ann Mary Mercier for BOB in both shows!

Both judges commented that they really loved Driftwood and would like to see her again in a couple months when she has more time to develop. :^)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

My "grandma" brag

Got a message from some friends in SW Ohio that one of the BFL ewes they bought from us in 2015 had her first lambs.   What a beautiful pair!   (the silver ram lamb will be for sale - get in line!)  

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Springfield Ohio Double Show results

What a great show day! Satin Angoras were well represented in Springfield Show A. 5 white with 3 exhibitors. 13 colored with 6 exhibitors. Both SR classes in colored have enough for legs! Plus, we were first on the table in both Show A & B, so were finished up by 2:30. In Show A, Silverheels was BOSV and Santee was BOV in her first showing. In Show B, Silverheels was again BOSV and BOS. Add to that I was able to get all my young seniors registered, and it was a very satisfying day. Congrats to Ann Mary for BOB in Show A and to Will for BOB in Show B!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Llwygy X1

This is the ram that my flock was based on before it was sold.  He is a Welsh ram, and at the time of his collection, was the top indexing ram in the UK sire reference scheme.
Photo credit:  Jared Lloyd, taken at Great Llwygy Farm, Jo Binns, owner