Category Archives: sheep

Meet our animals

While doing some site maintenance we realized we have not updated the “Our Animals” page since last year. Well a lot has changed since then. It became so cluttered we had to break it up into several pages. While the pages are still works in progress, since some animals are not as photogenic as others. We included new videos, new photos, photos of fiber, udders, and a little background or information about each animal. There are also links to the breeds if you wanted to learn more. Click on the links below.

Our Animals – this gives overall names and photos of most animals and groups or species that don’t have their own pages yet.

Goats – This page is dedicated to all goats, bucks, does, wethers. All part of the brush cleaning crew.  We do not have as ambitious goals with the breeding program with the goats….yet.

Breeding Rams – We currently have four rams in our breeding program plus The Wog who won’t be going anywhere. Learn what a Wog is at the link above.

Ewes – Our current ewes in the breeding program. Not as many pictures as they are shy, and like Brandie way more than me.

For Sale – This is our list of animals available. It may change from time to time. We currently have 2 rams, and 2 ewes who are slated to go for processing at the end of July. If you are interested in purchasing live for your own herd, or as meat prior to processing use the Contact Us page. We cannot sell individual cuts of meat at this time. You would be purchasing 1/2 or whole animal and it would be processed at Fender 4 Star processing to your specification.

 

Grass fed sheep meat now available

We have 4 grass-fed sheep all under 18 mo available for processing rams available now, ewes end of July.  Whole or half available. 2 rams, 2 ewes. Roughly 40lbs of meat per sheep (but you can also get bones for broth/pets and organ meat. We will take them to Fender 4 Star in Spencer, IN for processing. Processing is $50 per sheep or $25 per half, and not packaged for resale. You can decide how to process your ½ or whole sheep. We can help if you have never had an animal processed. Price is $6/lb hanging weight for rams and $8/lb hanging weight for ewes. You will pay for your processing ½ or whole depending on what you want, payable at time of pick up at Fender, to Fender. Once hanging weight is established, you will pay us for your portion of meat before Fender will release it.  Contact us if interested.

New videos

Some uploaded videos and photos from Farcebook

 

This is Jupiter our house lamb. His mother rejected him but kept his twin brother. So, he is being bottle fed, and living inside until he gets big enough to go out on his own.

Goats on one side getting a future pasture ready, Sheep and lambs on the other will be maintenance crew once pasture is ready.

Lambs having fun in the pasture.

Taking a walkabout in the woods

Jack doesn’t care who pets him, hooman or horse

Wee aka Jr Farm boss fell asleep like this.

Picture and Video Update

It has been a while since we posted on the website. We have been super busy and don’t get time to sit down at the computer. So rather than spend a bunch of time writing it all up, here are some pictures and video of what has been going on. We post more regularly on Facebook since it is easier to do out in the field.

This is One of our newest additions Nelly the Nubian. She doesn’t think she is a goat. More like a dog that follows Wee everywhere, even in the house.

afternoon snack

teaching how to play fruit ninja

Wee got chickens aka The Chickadees that will help keep parasites down in the pasture, spread manure, and give us eggs. She has taken care of them ALL BY HERSELF since they came to the farm.

She also digs worms for and with them.

It must be the WAY you say it. Apparently I don’t say it the right way. Calling in the ewes and lambs.

We were sent this picture of Jack from when he was a puppy.

Baby Jack

Jack today

Jack today
Watching over his animals

Getting people food.

We sheared the sheep (1st time for either of us) 23 total

The special Pixie

This was a ram I did all alone. I was very proud how it turned out for no training, and 1st season doing it.

bags and bags of raw wool

We have had 6 baby goats thus far and 2 lambs to date

4 more goats left to kid, and 14 ewes left to lamb.

Fergie had Duke and Turk (two bucks)

 

Duke and Turk at 4 weeks old.
Piper had Punkin and He-man (doe, and buck)
Scarlet had two does (no names yet)

 

Matilda had Midget (who was SUPER tiny)

Lisa surprised us and gave birth in the group stall. We usually like to pull mommies out and have individual areas for them to give birth.

Lisa gave birth to Laura

In addition to literally miles of fencing installed we have also been working on earthworks and structure by putting in swales.

Wee learning to use A fram level
Swale in progress
Wee aka Jr Farm Boss checking my work
Wee aka Jr Farm Boss checking my work.
Swale in operation catching rainwater

Piggies have been busy clearing overgrown pasture and getting it ready for us.

Before piggies
After piggies

Gytha had spa day where she got hair and nails done.

Spa day

Now that spring is here we are busy splitting and planting herbs and plants.

comfrey and yucca splits

Clearing wooded area to make new pastures and collecting locust fence posts and poles for new barns.

All this hard work sometimes wears you you as Jr Farm Boss

But we always remember to have fun

And dance like nobody’s watching.