Sunday, December 23, 2012

First Snow Of The Season ~ Jacob Sheep

Our first real snow of the season.The sheep were licking the snow, but otherwise, it did not seem to phase them. And why should it? They are wearing their wool coats, bring on the snow !

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Sheep, Drawn by Bugs

My oldest grandson drew a picture of 2 of my sheep,Bide-a-wee Buttercup and her son, Cedar Pond's Barbarian.I am going to frame this drawing and hang it up on my wall. Thank-you Bugs !

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bluebonnet Vickie & Her Mom

Bide-A-Wee Buttercup ( left ) and her lamb I have named 'Cedar Pond's Bluebonnet Vickie'. Bluebonnet Vickie is the daughter of Cedar Pond's Goth too.The lambs from Buttercup have all been large, grown quickly, and pleased me.I am keeping Vickie, and hope to continue many generations from Buttercup, a ewe from a Huntsberger ram.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Dog's Life

Sometimes it really is a dog's life. Naps on the porch are proof !

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Daughter of Cedar Pond's Mara and Cedar Pond's Viking

Jacob Sheep yearling ewe, daughter of Cedar Pond's Mara & Cedar Pond's Viking.
I love her very strong 4 horns and her quirky face. I haven't named her yet, thinking of the name Tovah. The name Tovah sounds strong and feminine.I have high hopes for the lambs from her next year.
Update : I did name her Tovah and she has been a wonderful mama to her lambs. She is the mama of Cedar Pond's Toril and a new lamb I've not yet named.

Daughter of Swallow Lane Barnaby & Cedar Pond's Thora

This yearling ewe is the daughter of Swallow Lane Barnaby and Cedar Pond's Thora.
She broke her far left horn sparring with her siblings, but it is a strong horn, as all of her 4 horns, and is growing back out .
 The lamb to the right in back of her is her sister born this year to their mom, Cedar Pond's Thora.
 This is one of the friendliest sheep I have here. If you rustle a cracker wrapper she practically climbs you to check it out, and when the other sheep are keeping their distance from me, this ewe is following me around snuffling my hands and pockets.She is one of the sweetest sheep I have had in a long time.I haven't named her yet, thus far her registration papers read "Cedar Pond's ________".

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Goth The Ram & Thorin The Goat

Goth the ram and Thorin, the old goat.
They are separated by a livestock panel, but spend a lot of time nose to nose. Thorin  seems to enjoy licking Goth's face, and Goth enjoys Thorin licking his face.Friendships have been based on less, so I guess this works for them. The ram and the goat, the Goth and Thorin. Although Thorin does not realize it, he is fortunate the livestock panel separates them. Fences really do make for good neighbors when you're talking about a ram & a goat. ( a wethered goat at that)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Lambs & Grandchildren

Lambs, cute,spotted, wiggly, wooly little lambs... can you resist them?
 By next spring these lambs will be grown. Within a few short years my granddaughters will be young women. Our days are fleeting.I hope my memories of these years remain, and my grandchildren remember them happily.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sheep & Lambs SOLD ~ Thank-You Brandon

I have too many sheep for our property. It is time to sell a few, although I am reluctant about this, I love these sheep.
This is Cedar Pond's Valkyrie. She has 5 horns. Valkyrie was born 2/22/2008. Valkyrie had a ram lamb this year and he too is for sale. Valkyrie has a very nice pedigree with lines from Huntsberger, Puddleduck, Swallow Lane, and Bide-a-wee.
Valkyrie and her ram lamb are $150.00.( picture of Valkyrie lambing)(Valkyrie is Reserved for Brandon )
This is Cedar Pond's Ruth. She was born 2/4/2008. Ruth has 4 horns, but the horns on both sides of her head have fused giving her the appearance of 2 thick horns. The horns on her right are broken, to much sparring with another ewe. Ruth had twin ewe lambs. Ruth is registered and her twins are registrable. Mother and daughters are $300.00 ~ a starter flock!
One of Ruth's twins.( above) If you're interested in checking out the pedigrees of the registered sheep simply click onto JSBA* , the website for Jacob Sheep Breeders Association has a pedigree search. Follow directions for it using the name of the sheep you're interested in.

All ewes listed have been wormed & vaccinated.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sassy Has The First Lamb of the Year

Cedar Pond's Sassafras ( Sassy) had the first lamb of 2012.
He is tiny, but very healthy.
She seems pleased with him, don't you think ?

Twin Lambs For Naomi !

Cedar Pond's Naomi was the 2nd ewe to lamb here on Cedar Pond. She is getting old, her teeth are getting scarce, but she is still healthy and one of my favorite ewes.
Naomi had twins this year, a ram and a ewe.They are oh so tiny, but very soon after birth they were on their feet and nursing. That is one of the things I love about Jacob sheep, they usually give birth easily and their lambs are up and ready to go in short time. And the lambs are soooooooooooo cute!
The ewe ( girl ) lamb is the smaller and darker lamb. I know I am keeping her, simply because she is probably one of the last ewe lambs I will get from Naomi, and Naomi came from another of my favorite sheep, Ruth. Not a practical reason to keep sheep, way too sentimental, but there you have it, I love some of these sheep more than others.These lambs are Ruth's grandchildren.

The sire of these lambs is Cedar Pond's Goth. I think both of these lambs have 4 horns. I hope the ewe's horns are nicely placed, we'll see.

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Lambs Make My Heart Happy !

Naomi is an old ewe, but her age has not prevented her from delivering a healthy pair of lambs, a ewe lamb & a ram lamb!
Here is Naomi with her lambs, this is the spot against the sheep shed where the sheep sun themselves as they nap.
Naomi's little ewe lamb. I think I will be keeping her.
Bide-a-wee's Buttercup is also sunning herself with her new little ewe lamb. I will be keeping this lamb also...I have set myself a limit of keeping only 2 ewe lambs this year, while I will sell all ram lambs and a few of my ewes along with their lambs later this spring.I am reducing my over-all flock number this coming year for practical reasons.
Buttercup with her lamb and Naomi's ram lamb (center front).
Naomi & her little ewe ( girl ) lamb.
My lambs are so cute they make my heart sing with happiness !