Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Red Dog Cuddle

Our youngest grandchild snuggles up with our red dogs.
 
He loves dogs, and our dogs sure love cuddling with him .Yes, it surely is a red dog cuddle !

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jacob Sheep Ewe Lambs ~ 2016

 I had some very nice lambs born here on Cedar Pond this spring. This ( above ) is Cedar Pond's Tasha and her ewe lamb. Tasha is a lilac Jacob sheep, her ewe ( girl ) lamb is black and white. The lamb's sire is Puddleduck Jonas.
 Another picture of Tasha and her lamb. The lamb has 4 horns and I am liking her fleece.
 Here is Bide-a-wee Buttercup with her ewe lamb. Buttercup had twins, a ram lamb and a ewe lamb, I sold the ram lamb ( he had 5 horns ! ) and am keeping the ewe lamb. The lamb's sire is Cedar Pond's Goth. This ewe lamb has 4 horns.
 Here is Cedar Pond's Sassafras with her ewe lamb. Sassafras is 12 years old and still having lovely , healthy lambs. The sire of this lamb is Cedar Pond's Goth. The lamb has 4 horns.Sassafras is also 12 years old and there is a good chance she'll no longer be able to have lambs so I am keeping this little girl lamb.
 This is Cedar Pond's Tovah  and her ewe lamb, The lamb has 4 horns and her sire is Puddleduck  Jonas. Jonas is my new ram and I am excited to see how his lambs grow and develop. Their fleeces are looking promising !
 Here ( above ) is Cedar Pond's Inga. Inga is Buttercup and Goth's daughter. Her ewe lamb has 4 horns and was sired by Puddleduck Jonas. She has many of the qualities I covet in a Jacob Sheep so I am definitely keeping her !
 Cedar Pond's Inga's ewe Lamb sired by Puddleduck Jonas.
Lastly, here is Blitzen. He is almost 3 years old and not a lamb, but he is a wether ( castrated sheep) and acts like a lamb ! He also likes to put on airs and play 'king of the hill'. Just like the other lambs.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cedar Pond Ram Lambs ~ 2016



 This ram lamb is a twin and son of Cedar Pond's Gudrid * and Puddleduck Jonas*. His 4 horns seem to coming along very nicely. His mother is the daughter of Bide-a-wee Buttercup* and Cedar Pond's Goth *.
 This ram lamb is also sired by Puddleduck Jonas . His mother is Cedar Pond's Mahlion ( Mally ). He is the last born lamb and a large ram lamb. He has 2 very strong horns. It has been awhile since I had a 2 horn ram lamb born here. His mother has 6 horns that fused together as they grew larger , making it appear she has 2 very wide horns.

 This blue-eyed ram lamb is a twin. His sire is also Puddleduck Jonas, his mother is Cedar Pond's Tilda *. His horns appear to be growing well too. I love the blue eyes he and his twin sister have.
 This ram lamb is a twin ( left ) and the son of Bide-a-wee Buttercup & Puddleduck Jonas. He seems to have 5 horns and I am watching the growth of his horns. It looks like his horns will be fusing as they grow making it appear he has 2 very large horns. There is also a chance his horns will grow to have that dreaded 'lobster claw" look. We'll see. His sire is Cedar Pond's Goth *.
 Another picture of Buttercup's ram lamb,
 Puddleduck Jonas *
Some of my ewes, waiting for crackers.
 
If you think you might be interested in buying any of the ram lambs or have questions regarding them just , leave a comment with contact info . I will get back to you. All lambs will be old enough to be sold in mid May. If the ram lambs look like their horns will develop well and they'll qualify for registration I will be selling them for $150.00 each. Any ram lambs not looking like they'll pass inspection for registration will be castrated.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thistle

 Unfortunately for Thistle he is now simply an amazing skull I have saved to take with me when I put on demonstrations and presentations about Jacob Sheep. I had high hopes for Thistle as a future breeding ram and I kept him and his half-brother Goth together so they could keep each other company as they grew . I was going to see which ram I preferred and sell the other. I was leaning towards keeping Thistle and selling Goth. That decision was taken away from me when Goth killed Thistle during play.

Rams do pretty much everything with ramming involved. To nurse from their mamas they ram her udder to bring down milk for them to suckle. To play they ram each other , the trees, the fences , everything. So one very hot week in the summer when both rams were about 16 months old Thistle got his horns caught in a feeder and Goth rammed Thistle as he was trapped exposing him broadside ~ a perfect target for his brother. Goth punctured Thistle's lung and Thistle died.
Thistle shortly before his demise at the horns of Goth.
Goth in 2013 at the Washington State Fair. ( Yes, he plays with the big rubber balls.)