We have been taking pictures of the lambs so we can list them for sale.
But taking pictures of lambs is like taking pictures of toddlers.
They voice their objections.
They refuse to hold still.
They continue to yell at you. Very loudly.
Then, when all else fails, they throw themselves down and pretend they can’t hear you.
Onlookers gawk at you as they pass by, shaking their heads and wondering what in the world you are doing to the poor baby.
But eventually you get one or two decent pictures.
And you decide they are good enough because you are now exhausted and need a nap.
And that is the end of picture day.
Look for more lamb photos when we start posting the 2015 breeding stock and fiber lambs for sale!
It has been a busy few weeks here on the farm. We sheared all the sheep so they now have their cool summer haircuts! And we now have freshly shorn raw fleece for sale.
Here is Red, getting ready to go under the, er, clippers.
And here she is afterwards, looking like a whole new sheep!
Okay, okay, so it really is a different sheep. It’s Virginia, one of our Romney ewes. She is Red’s mother and is refusing to smile for the camera. I guess she didn’t get the exact style she was hoping for.
Virginia might not have been thrilled, but we certainly were. Seeing those bags of freshly shorn fleeces all lined up made us pretty happy.
While we may be saving a fleece or two to enter into the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival this fall, we have several others available for sale. The prices vary depending on breed (Romney, Leicester Longwool, CVM/Romeldale and a few crossbred fleeces), as well as quality so contact us if you are interested.
We also have a few fiber lambs available to new homes later this summer. I’ll write more about them later but just couldn’t resist sharing this photo of Heath looking very thoughtful and handsome.
Spring is almost here in Wisconsin! That means that we are now taking pre-orders for our pastured Freedom Ranger chickens and grass-fed lamb. We also have fiber sheep available: lambs, yearlings and ewes. We are taking deposits for our spring litter of American Guinea Hog piglets (almost all sold though!) and can take pre-orders for our fall litter.
- Chickens are available around July 4th and have an average weight of 4.5 lbs. They are free-range (with a predator-safe home at night), supplemented with certified organic feed produced by a small, local mill.
- Lambs are ready in the fall (generally October or November depending on the pastures.) Lambs are 100% grass-fed.
- We are also expecting some great fiber lambs this year from our Leicester Longwool and Shropshire rams crossed to our CVM/Romeldale, Romney and CVM/Romeldale x Blue Face Leicester ewes. We can’t wait to see what beautiful fiber they produce! We also have two yearlings, three ewes and our Shropshire ram available now. Lambs would be available around July or August.
- There may be a few piglets left from our American Guinea Hog litter. They will be ready for pickup around mid-May. Piglets are given grain only as a treat but instead consume pasture, hay, sprouted barley fodder, fresh goat’s milk, kitchen scraps and veggies from a local vegetable farmer. Piglets are not given vaccinations or antibiotics and are not castrated/altered in any way.
If you are interested in any of these products, please let us know as soon as possible as we have sold out of items in the past.