Monday, April 26, 2010

Lambs and fun times

Happier times are here! I have four beautiful little lambs, two girls and two boys. Right now at this time I have 9 sheep. Last Sunday I took in a new ewe. Her old owners didn't want to keep her because she couldn't compete for food like the others. She's such a doll, and about the sweetest thing I've ever met. I've named her Mahershalalhashbaz. I've always loved the name but never had the guts to name something it. It's the longest name in the Bible! I've always love the stance names and have gotten a lot of weird looks when I say their names but it's part of the fun I guess.

Well I guess I'll tell you about the lambs, Ruth had hers first, she had the two boys. These were her first lambs, she fell in love with the second lamb, but wasn't so keen on her first baby the first week or so. Now she's the best mommy I could ask for, it's going to be a sad day when I wean them! And Elizabeth, (that's my new ewe that replaced the one that got killed last fall) she had her lambs a few hours after Ruth did! It was such a fun day! Her one lamb was huge! She was almost twice the size of the boys, but she was able to birth them without any help!

Right now I'm just about to start working with the babies for the fair. That and fatten up Mahershalalhashbaz, grass clippings and grains are her favorite treat (I'm still not sure what makes the clippings so special when there's grass, but she loves them for some reason) Also I will be weaning the lambs within a fee days. The weather is wonderful, it's been so beauiful I'll also need to shear them all soon!

God bless!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sheep Barn

My sheep barn now has 4 walls, 3 corners, a roof, and a door. Next we're going to put a door on the other side. Then the outside will be done! After we do that we will put a loft in for hay. And we'll find out a way to make better pens for them. I'm so Happy!

~A. K. T.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Some more sad news

Hi everyone,
As I'm sure you guessed I got something sad to tell you. My favorite ewe was at the breeders farm, and the ram killed her! I was SO sad, but because my breeder is nice he's going to replace her with one of his own ewes. It makes it a little easier to take. Oh but my sheep barn is closer to being done! it's got a roof and one wall! ;) It really must look like only sad things happen to me and my sheep, but I don't get to my blog very much and when I do it's because most likely something sad happened! Sorry I'm going to try to write about happier things more now! So I hope to blog more in the future!


Saturday, October 10, 2009


The other day my little brother got a baby bunny. He's only had it a week or so. Well just a few minutes ago, we found the bunny died, our barn cat killed it. The part that makes it the worse is this cat is a horrible mouser. I just don't know why it would kill it. I've seen mice walk inches away from this cat's face, and the cat could care less. I'm just really sad for my brother. I'm also sad for the family who gave him that bunny, they have 9 kids and they all love the bunnies.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sheep update

It's been for ever sense I last wrote. I'm done showing at the fair. I was afraid the big boy Uzziah wasn't going to make weight, but he did! The big surprise this year was that my ewe Rahab was the Rate of Gain Champion! I was so HAPPY! So at the sale I sold Rahab, the sale wasn't as good this year, but it was better then everyone thought it would be. It was also way better then market price. Well my little bottle baby that i was going to sell when he got to be 100lbs. or so, well someone wanted a "pet" for their other sheep, so that it wouldn't be alone. So he's got a good home where they won't eat him. :D so that turned out way better then I thought it would. as you can see from the top I also got a bunny. Her name is Esther, The newest pet of mine though is a little barn cat named Zoe, she now lives in the house.

The Crazy Sheep Girl :D

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sheep barn and other things

I now have one more pen in my sheep barn. I needed to split up two sheep so they now have their own pen it's very nice. They were eating more then their share. I will put pictures on one of these days :D
Today I have to pick out a theme for the fair I have no idea what to do I've done it so many years I'm running out of ideas. ha ha ha You see with our fair everyone puts up plywood and makes it look nice. so that's what I will have to do right after this blog. Picking out the theme is my favorite part. It's just hard. :D
My oldest lamb is now very very big! Big but pretty. He's so sweet though. Well I have to end this short but I will put pictures up some time.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sheep shearing

Well yesterday I sheared my big lamb, because he had a weigh-in today. Well he's one pretty boy! I'll take some pictures and put them on some time. Well I was hoping that he would be under 100lbs. ,and he's 96lbs. That's not ideal but it's manageable. What you really want is 70lbs. but I know someone who weigh-in a 104lb. lamb and made it to the fair. So I can do it if I try hard, and I will. I would have sheared my other sheep, but we were having a cold spell and the sheep are outside. The one I did shear is wearing a slinky. That's like a tight fitting shirt. He'll wear that until tomorrow or at least when it get's warmer. Well that's all I have for now, I'll keep you posted.