Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
The two pictures above are Serenade's twin daughters, Sarabande and Shivaree. They are sired by Lanark, and are 25% Jamie, 25% Carryhouse R1, and 12.5% Loyalty. They are BIG lambs, and ever so elegant.
This is Arlene and her ram lamb. He is sired by Larkhall, and is 25% Carryhouse R1, 6.25% Loyalty.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Here is Chuck with Gypsy, or "no-mama" as he calls her. I managed to spoil the picture by getting my finger in front of the lense...................
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Above is Aria with her big, husky ram lamb, and under them is her ewe lamb, Wren. They are sired by Larkhall, so are 25% Carryhouse R1, 12.5% Jamie, 12.5% Ebony Boy, and 3% Laird.
I had pictures of Aria's and Celestia's twins, but accidently deleted them in the cropping/saving process. DUH! I'll try again later today. Celestia's girls are Ilse and Ilaria, sired by Larkhall, so they are 25% Laird, 25% Carryhouse R1.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Iden's lamb, Hollis, had died during the night. Iden was quite upset, and kept interfering with Aria's ram lamb, although after she led him away from mama, then she would just butt him away. Although I though she was doing OK, I'm not surprised that we lost the lamb. She was just kinda "off". Her head was odd shaped for a BFL, and she tended to go into a corner and just stand there. I feel sorry for Iden, though.
Aria's lambs are sired by Larkhall, and are 25% Carryhouse R1, 12.5%Jamie, 12.5% Ebony Boy, and 3% Laird. The ewe lamb's name is Wren.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Iden had a small ewe lamb yesterday afternoon, outside in the rain. Chuck moved them inside the barn into a jug so the poor thing could dry off. When I came home from work, she was warm, but still very wet, and started really shivering. So I dug out a lamb coat I made from a thermal lined flannel shirtsleeve, and put that on her. She looks pretty darn cute in her little plaid coat. Her name is Hollis, and her sire is Larkhall. She is 25% Carryhouse R1, 14% Laird, 6.25% Jamie, 6.25% Ebony Boy.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Peaceful family. Miss Nibs put away a lot of hay today, and is looking pretty darn chipper for having a difficult lambing this morning. The babies are full of milk, and sleepy. I swear the ram lamb is smiling. :^) What do newborn lambs dream of?
This morning was busy. Besides tagging and docking the 4 lambs from yesterday, I found Aislinn with a big ewe lamb, and trying to deliver another lamb. I soon found he was coming breech, with one leg bent at the hock. I couldn't get it straightened out, so Chuck came and lifted her hindend off the ground. This gave me room, and I straightened the leg, and with a little pull, out he came. Miss Nibs and her twins are doing just fine now. The ewe lamb is Rylie. They are sired by Larkhall, making them 25% Loyalty, 25% Carryhouse R1.
I found this young lady, too, but she had been born sometime after evening feeding and was already dry and very active. Her mother is Vivace, a ewe lamb from last year's AI, sired by Barlaes Titus E+. The sire is Larkhall, who is the AI son of Carryhouse R1. Her name is Dessa. She is 25% Titus, 25% Carryhouse R1, 12.5% Loyalty, 6.25% Jamie.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Chuck just called to tell me that Darcy had a ewe lamb. She is sired by Lockerbie, so is 25% Titus, 12.5% Laird, 6.25% Loyalty, 6.25% Jamie. Her name is Quadrille, and she is petite, laid back, and very bossy, just like her mother.
This is Caliope's 12# ewe lamb, born this morning. She is sired by Lockerbie, so is 25% Loyalty, 25% Titus, 6.25% Jamie. Her name is Bijoux. I'll get another picture later, she has beautiful earset, and this picture makes Cali look small. She actually is a big ewe, probably a condition score 4, too.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed."Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen!
SHF Pegasus had this ewe lamb waiting for me this morning when I checked the barn. She is a daughter of SHF Lockerbie, and is 25% Titus, 6.25% Jamie. Her name is Calais.
Voodoo and the kits wish you a very Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Ballad had a spunky little 9.5# ewe lamb this afternoon. Her sire is also Lanark, so she is 25% Carryhouse R1, 12.5% Loyalty, 12.5% Laird, 6.25% Jamie. Her name is Vogue. The other 2 lambs spent the day outside in the pasture with their mothers, enjoying the sunny day.
Her sire is Lanark also, making her 25% Carryhouse R1, 12.5% Laird, 25% Loyalty.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Today is the day, and Hannelore did not disappoint. She was just acting restless about 8Am, and by 10AM when I checked in on her, she already had this lamb and was passing her placenta. By noon, when I looked in on them again, he was just finishing up lunch, and plopped down for a nap. He is 12#, so a nice sturdy young man.
His sire is SHF Lanark, so he is 25% Carryhouse R1, 12.5% Loyalty, 15 % Laird, 12.5% Jamie, 6.25% Ebony Boy.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Tina and I teased her that now she is hooked - Roz needs that last leg for her championship! :^)
Tina got 2 legs on her SR buck, and one leg each on her JR bucks, so she too had a happy day.
I took all three of the Wildhares for evaluation. Now the judges don't like X5 (Ruby Slippers) but X4 (Red Dawn), got second in both shows. And even though X6 (D'oro) had just been clipped 6 weeks before, and his coat still looked choppy and was short, he got REALLY good comments on his body type, and actually placed 3rd out of 5 in both shows.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The kits were out of the nest last night, and again this AM. I'm working on getting them to eat solid food to give her a break from trying to feed them while she is sick. She again had eaten all her treat mix, hay, and greens, and also part of the pellets, so she continues to improve.
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