Thursday, May 24, 2018

Luna & Sarge Have Puppies

 This is Sargento of FIF Farms , aka 'Sarge'. He's a big, handsome , and VERY friendly dog . Sarge could live here any day and fit right in but his best friend Tony G. would never part with this big ol' teddy bear of a dog. ( Tony ?)
 Sarge and our dog , a female black Lab named Luna paired up and now have puppies.
 This is Creek's Edge Luna-Belle , our dog.You can see in these pictures she is expecting puppies.
 Both Sarge and Luna are AKC registered Labrador Retrievers.
 Luna is an avid bird hunter, and has been since she could see birds. She points at birds and also retrieves them. She's been known to grab a bird mid-air, run around the house a few times and then deliver a completely undamaged bird ( and still very much alive) to hand. Actually, she's done this a few times.

The picture above is of Luna retrieving deer sheds. She is also an avid shed hunter / retriever.
 Luna looking at the love of her life, my husband , for instruction.
 On April 4 , 2018 Luna and Sarge became the parents of a litter of 8 Labrador Retriever puppies. 1 lovely yellow female puppy, 3 handsome black male puppies, and 4 pretty black female puppies. This picture ( above) was taken the morning after they were born.
 The puppies grew.....
 ....and grew ,
 and grew.

 Pretty soon they were nursing infrequently but always took every opportunity to catch mom for a snack .

The puppies are weaned now, have been wormed and had their first puppy shot. The yellow puppy and one of her brothers have gone to live with their new families, but there are 6 little puppies for sale. 2 male pups and 4 female pups. This is a picture of the little girl pups taken last week.

It has been a long time since we had a littler of puppies and it has been fun. Maybe we'll keep one, what do you say Jim ?

~More pictures  of Luna and the puppies ~

Luna is a small but blocky Lab.

One of the puppies. They're growing so quickly but are still cuddly.
Grandkids and puppies, best combo ever !

 If you're interested in the puppies email me at

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cedar Pond's Gudrid And Her New Lamb

 Cedar Pond's Gudrid had her little lamb 3/5/2017. I was surprised she had only one lamb, last year she had twins. She was certainly big enough that even the shearer predicted she'd twin.
Gudrid and her ewe lamb are both doing well. The weather has given us quite a challenge though, because we've had snow and frozen ground since the weekend after last Thanksgiving. We have to keep moving big boards and panels around under the barn eaves to provide little temporary pens for the new mothers. We'd hoped to have fences and stalls done by now, but my sheep are such good and smart moms they've figured things out and in spite of the lamb jugs held together with baling twine and bungee cords , all my lambs and their moms are healthy and thriving.

Cedar Pond's Mahlon Has A Ram Lamb

 This little ram lamb is the son of Cedar Pond's Mahlon and Puddleduck Jonas. He was born 3/3/2017.
 My 6 horned ewe Mahlon had a ram lamb. He's so cute ! My granddaughters were over this past weekend and were happy to hold my little bundles of spots.
I love lambing season.

Cedar Pond's Inga Has Twins !

 Cedar Pond's Inga had twin ewe lambs 2/26/2017.

 Inga is a very good mama and her twins are both healthy and thriving.
 Two of my granddaughters were over this past weekend and decided to name the twins.
 This lamb is Ivy ,
and her sister is Iris.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Twins ! ~ First Lambs of 2017

 Cedar Pond's Tovah had the first lambs of 2017, twins !

Tovah lambed February 4, 2017. The sire of her lambs is Puddleduck Jonas. She had a healthy ram lamb and ewe lamb. Both lambs are doing well and so much fun to watch. Thus far I've had no new lambs but have 15 more ewes due to lamb. Just hoping they don't all decide to lamb at the same time.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wool Coats

We moved last June and are living in a climate with more extreme weather than Cedar Pond. My Jacob Sheep are unfazed by the cold , probably because they're wearing their wool coats. I need a wool coat like theirs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Too Many Rams !

 This past breeding season my ewes produced some fantastic lambs , and my ram lambs are gorgeous! Usually I castrate the ram lambs so we don't have to deal with too many rams because anyone who keeps sheep knows dealing with just one ram is plenty. These lambs are too nice looking to wether ( castrate) so in spite of already having 2 adult rams we decided to keep them intact and chose one ram lamb for ourselves. We named this trio too. The front and center ram is Gustav, the ram to his back right is Magnus, and the ram we're keeping is back left, Tolkein.
 Gustav is for sale. He is a twin and has 4 horns. His mother is Cedar Pond's Gudrid and his father is Puddleduck Jonas. He sells for $200.00.
 This is Magnus, his mother is Cedar Pond's Mahlion and his father is also Puddleduck Jonas. He sells for $200.00.
The rams' J.S.B.A. ( Jacob Sheep Breeder's Assoc.) registration is pending. Both rams were born this past spring and ready to begin breeding. And boy are they ready ! If you're interested in either of the rams leave a comment.