Thursday, March 17, 2011


Oliver is a proud daddy.  He is one of the three rams whose lambs are currently appearing all over the farm.  Oliver is a Coopworth ram and we are pleased so far with the influence his genetics has had on last year's fleeces so are looking for more great things when this year's lambs grow out.  Those white lambs are a dead giveaway that he's the daddy.


  1. They are so stinkin' cute! Do you ever sell any of your fleeces?

  2. I do sell on occasion. I skirt very heavily as I'm just picky about not having anyone pay for junk. I've been picking at a fleece all day today that Al sheared off one of the new gals Tuesday. This fleece is from a one year old Cotswold X Shetland. I ALWAYS test a fleece & this sucker will not felt but the sheen is gorgeous so I'm planning on flicking it to spin in the grease. The shinier fleeces really give nice richness to dye also. We haven't shorn her twin sister yet so it will be interesting to see the difference. Al is just shearing a sheep or two a night - we've got dozens to get through. All that I can say is that it is a good thing I don't work for a living (wink, wink).