A journal of my angora rabbits, my fiber obsession, and life on my small homestead.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Lambing is over for this year. The ewes all did a great job, no issues with any of the arrivals. Shetlands are excellent mothers! My husband was home on duty for the last two and loved it. So much so that we are now building a ram enclosure and planning to keep at least one of the ram lambs in tact as a future sire. All of the ewes are in great condition and very milky. Finally tally: 1 white ram, 1 black ram, 2 moorit ewes, 1 black ewe. I really wanted to add some moorit ewes and I got them! I think they will all be retained. I'm also adding an emsket ewe that I've reserved from Theresa at Under the Son. She has a nice list of shetlands available this year so if you are looking for additions you should email her. Above is a pic of the flock eating from the new feeder my husband built. Also a group photo of the new additions. Now I'm on the hunt for a guard llama so I can let the sheep out at night to graze on my abundant pasture. My husband would like to do less mowing!
I'm a shepherdess, spinner, quilter, weaver and knitter. I have many furry friends including german angora rabbits, my small flock of shetland and cormo sheep, my lap cats, and an australian shepherd. We live on a small homestead near the Hoosier National Forest where we grow our gardens and enjoy nature.