Apparently the Stonehaven girls in Clarion's breeding group mistook him for a schoolboy. Since she hadn't seen much "activity" in Clarion's group, Lois went ahead and put a clean-up ram with them yesterday. She said the flirting began immediately, and Valentine was covered several times. Ewes in adjoining paddocks were even swooning over the "new man in town" - so a couple of them got to join in the fun as well!
Here is Baltazar, the ewes' desire and sire of my 2007 lambs.Lois says his fleece is "to die for" and he's a real gentleman. Baltazar does carry moorit, so I may still get brown babies, but I may also get blacks, which is what I thought I wanted when I first contacted Lois about ewes for sale.
Here is Meg, Baltazar's dam and one of Lois' favorite ewes. Sadly, she died this fall. Hopefully Baltazar and Valentine can do her memory justice with the offspring they produce.
So, we'll be looking for lambs at the end of May at Boulderneigh this year. "Anticipa-a-tion is making me wait"!
That's it for now at . . .