The Shepherd and The Sheepcote

"When dusk falls, shepherds lead their sheep to a safe place to spend the night, where wolves or other predators cannot prey on the sleeping sheep. Usually the shepherd builds a stone enclosure with a small opening and he calls the sheep one by one into the sheepcote for the night. When all the sheep are safely inside the sheepfold, he will lie down in the opening so that nothing can come in the only door to harm the sheep.

The Shepherd always protects The Sheep!"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nice Rams and Shearing Time

We are lucky enough to have a very qualified shearer come over and give our sheep their "haircuts".  Icelandics get sheared twice a year with the premium fleece usually being in the fall as they have probably been on pasture all summer, and hopefully burr-less pasture so their fleeces are long and beautiful and very clean of vegetable matter.  I debated shearing some of the lambs as we lambed late this spring but decided that I will just make sure they have shelter if they want it and feed them a little extra. 
We have several spring ram lambs that are available for fall breeding and also the mature "older boys" that need to find new homes as we no longer want to use them for breeding... not a thing wrong with these wonderful boys, just becoming all related.  We are reasonably pricing these boys to find them good new homes.  You can email me at for more info and prices on these nice rams. 
A couple of the young rams are quite flashy with their spots.  Sorry about the strange eyes...I have a very cheap camera and have not taken the time to get good at taking pictures.  We have two boys like this with similar markings and another b&w with spots.  I am not sure, but they may be identified as black with huge white spots!
We also have young ram lambs that are reaching market weight and are excellent grass/hay/grain feed sheep.  Please email if you are interested in purchasing a lamb for butcher as not all rams are the best choices for using for flock reproduction.
And one more thing...typical, can't get started and then I can't stop!....I have this wonderful Ashford Traditional Wheel for sale.  Single drive, Single tread, very nice condition, 3 bobbins and lazy kate sell with it for $350.
Supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow before the rainy cold weather moves in.  Everyone get out and ENJOY!


  1. Hi Pam
    nice blog! Beautiful pictures! Is that handsome ram at the top the one you got from me last fall or one of yours? His horns look perfect-- so I'm guessing he's yours. ;P
    We live pretty close to each other, but pesky jobs and farm chores keep me from driving up to your place. I'll enjoy more photos, here.

  2. Welcome to the blogosphere; I followed Gail's link to visit. Love your header photo!

  3. I'm interested in your wheel, can you give me your contact info via my e-mail?
    Thank you.