Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Finally A Lamb Post

It's taken me ages to get some lamb pictures up, sorry about that. 
Anyhow here are the 2012 lambs, all doing great and running and jumping around the field.

We decided for our naming theme this year we would use 20th century authors !
So here they are in no particular order,
The black ones, (who are not twins),
Humbug's ewe lamb, her name is Beatrix (Potter) and Marmite's little boy Zane (Grey)

Next up is Dandelion's ram lamb.
His name is J.D. (Salinger)
He's a real mummy's boy and they hang out together a lot.

And then we have Cashew's twins. They were born a few days after the other three and and still quite small.
They are called Dylan (Thomas) and Enid (Blyton).

Cashew is our Babydoll Romney cross so they are mostly Babydoll but not pure bred.
They are enjoying the sunshine, (while we had it !)

 And a link to more lambs on my youtube channel. You need the volume up for this one.

I must confess to have not read anything by Zane Grey but all the other authors were favourites of mine growing up. What kid doesn't enjoy Beatrix Potter's tales of bunnies and animals, Enid Blyton's adventure stories ? My Dad gave me Catcher In The Rye to read and it made a lasting impression and I had a small bit part in Under Milk Wood at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds. My only brush with the smell of grease paint and stage fright !!

So that's it for now.
Will post more pics and movies soon.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I've been having a sort out, and between you and me there's an embarassing amount of fleece stashed away in brown paper grain bags here and there.
So I'm making a concerted effort to rehome some of it ! 
I've even put up a couple of signs.
It's all washed up and $10 for 500g.

This is a nice soft dove grey Babydoll fleece that used to belong to Anise.

This is Tansy's fleece. She is a Babydoll Southdown with a bit of Romney thrown in.

This is Kirby's fleece. He is our Babydoll Romney wether.

 This is some more of Kirby. It's very nice to spin.

Just a small smattering of some of the fleeces. There are lots more. Come and have a look !  I also have dyed fleece in lots of colours.

Lastly I thought I'd show you a picture of the great set up I have to wash up the fleeces. It's an industrial skillet we bought at the hospital surplus equipment sale last year. It does a fabulous job. When it's done it tips forward and drains out through the basket.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Sneak Peek

...... at the first lamb of 2012.
She arrived at 3am this morning.

She is gorgeous and Humbug is the proud Mamma.

More to come soon hopefully !!