RIP John Ellenby
We have heard that our good friend, John Ellenby has passed on. One of the companies he founded was Agilis. This picture has been on our wall for years. And in the archives of old hardware we have these, a Compass and a GRiDPad. Here is a good article about John and...
The Last 2016 Lamb
Gretchen finally lambed. The last lamb of 2016. A very large ram lamb by Sterling. He was a bit stuck but is ok now.
We are now officially in the lambing lull, that break between when the AI lambs and lambs from the AI backup rams are due and the lambs sired by the secondary rams are due. It’s been a busy and somewhat difficult lambing so far.
Ewes out on Pasture
We got the ewes out onto one of the pastures. There isn't much grass but we need them to start moving so they are in good shape for lambing. They sure like to go out and find the tasty bits. They are moving in and out a lot and that will help with their condition for...
Shearing the Sheep
Shearing has begun. We're betting on twins in there. And twins most likely in this one too.
Wider than they are tall!
Pregnant Ewe The ewes aren't due to lamb until the last week in April. However, they are really round now. I always tell people that our sheep are wider than they are tall when they are heavily pregnant but most folks don't believe me. So here is the proof!
Passed this range sheep flock outside of Delta grazing the old corn fields.
We had some good friends over so I made a special mutton leg roast for dinner. No spices necessary, just cooked properly. It came out wonderful and we had a good time.
Not a Good Start to the Year!
Winnie got injured. Emergency vet call to come out and stitch her back up. She crawled through the water tank to get to the other pen of sheep. Something was in there. She got caught on an exposed piece of welded wire and ripped her side badly.
End of the Year, Sofia is Growing
Last day of 2015. Sofia goes out with us to feed every morning. Here she is learning how to sit quietly and guarding the hay. She also loves the rams. There is one that comes up to her to have his face licked every morning and evening.