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A Warm Thank You to Our Supporters

The decision was made to eliminate sheep breeding to better focus on other homesteading endeavors and to spend more time on fiber production. We kept a few favorite ewes and sadly said goodbye to the boys. The ewes and rabbits have to eat and the sale of scarves and mittens goes a long way toward […]

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Banding a Ram Lamb

We have a small ram lamb that is one of the quads. He is definitely not a lamb I would sell as breeding quality. But, Franz is sweet tempered with a lustrous fleece, and I need a wether to keep the new young ram company. Even though I own the equipment, I’ve never banded any animal. […]

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Halter Training

A sheep that has been lead trained is easier to handle. Especially, when you wish to move it, shear it or tie it up for hoof trimming, worming or medical attention. It also gets them used to being handled which is nicer for all concerned, especially the lamb. For the new owner, it means that […]

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The Little Traveler

I made myself a felted Shepherdess Pocket that is nothing more than a portable pocket that attaches to my belt and holds necessary items so my hands are free. The other day it held predosed syringes with worm medicine. This weekend it will contain CDT vaccines. Mine looks like a small saddle bag and the […]

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Friends

Brando, Keebler and Lil Sis exchange greetings in the pasture. Lil Sis is 6 weeks old and the brother boys are 5.

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Beginning Lace Sachet – Thanks, Dora

Knit this practical sachet bag for a quick intro to lace knitting. Make a bag of tulle or organza, tie it with ribbon, and thread the ribbon through the lace to serve as drawstrings. Refill the inner tulle bag when the sachet grows stale. The ease of refilling is one of it’s best features. My grey Finnsheep friend, Dora, […]

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New Beginnings

I’ve tired of Facebook as a farm venue and decided to post all farm news, happenings and updates on a blog. It’s a happy and busy time of year with lambs running around, a litter of bunnies growing into fiber animal status and weeding in the garden…lots of weeding. No matter, the angora rabbits relish […]

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