Raising Finnish Landrace, Cotswold, Border Leicester, and Romeldales, in the Heart of Illinois, as well as working with rescue llamas.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shetland ram lambs 2011- For sale

Introducing George and Arthur.

They are both 2011 ram lambs. Born on April 3, 2011 to a Grey Bersugett Dam and a Musket sire.  Both have been around our Finn lambs and get along well with others as well as people. Both have very exciting fleeces for different reasons!! They will be available mid-August. Each $250 registered.
This is George. He is a registered Shetland ram lamb. George is a complete sweetheart. He is very friendly and seeks loving when it is available. About the only thing sweeter than George is his fleece pictured on the right. This fleece simply screams to be spun!

This is Arthur. Arthur is a registered 2011 Shetland ram lamb.  Arthur is friendly but feels that food should always come first before chin and chest scratches Arthur's fleece is jet black with a few white streaks on each sides, visible in the photo to the right.  In the color department what George has in variegation Arthur has in intensity. His fleece color should stay jet black for an intensely colored fiber to spin. Simply delightful fiber!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy June!

We have had an interesting few weeks here. The shearing is done, the lambing is done, fences have had their spring walkings and patchings where needed, hooves are trimmed, grazing rotations have begun and weaning is occurring for the early lambs.  All while dodging the rains that just appear to keep coming. We, the people of WSF, took a deep breath and went camping....  where I thought of all the things we should be working on at home but worked on a needle felting project instead of succumbing to the guilt of inactivity.

I will be posting fleeces soon, as in as soon as I get a set of unscheduled dry days for skirting, and photographing. We have a Finnsheep, Shetland, Border Leicester, Cotswold, and huge amount of Commerical (Merino, Lincoln, Romney). If you are interested before I get the pictures posted send me a email  and I will email you photos.