Saturday, April 18, 2009

Same ol', same ol'

Not that that's a bad thing when it comes to lambs! Here are some shots from yesterday of the Mighty Mites:That's Barabbas into the hors d'oeurves.

Boo says, "Gulmogets rule!"

Barabbas is looking so good! He's one week old today.

We're headed into what is supposed to be a downright hot weekend. (To me, anything over 75 is hot.) These lilac buds may make some progress in that kind of weather!

That's it for now at . . .

7 comments:

Nancy K. said...

I love lilacs. They're my very favorite flower in the whole world. We used to have a couple of big lilac bushes but Don cut them all down. I've tried planting some new ones but the sheep keep getting at them. Maybe this year...

Barabbas is one, fine looking ram lamb! This is where my quandary regarding polled genetics comes in. I have absolutely nothing against breeding for polled rams. I can see a definite market for them and think they are a good thing. EXCEPT: that those darn 'half-poll' genetics in a horned flock produce lousy horns! That's why I got rid of Zorro ~ my first HST ram. He had UK style, fine/crimpy fleece but carried that half-polled gene and when I started crossing back into the line, I started getting lots of scurs and crappy horns. Disastrous when you're breeding for horned rams. So I've resigned myself to not being able to utilize breeding stock that comes from the polled lines. Not just the rams, but the ewes as well. As I've seen what their genetics do when added to a horned breeding program.

So, I'll watch from the sidelines and envy you those beautiful fleeces and intact buildings. ;-)

Keep up the great work with your breeding program!

Sicker than ever in the Bluff Country....

MiniKat said...

I could live with your version of hot... better that the 'hot' we get around here. ;-)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Nancy, I think it is clear that Barabbas inherited the horn gene from BOTH his parents, not just one. This guy is not going to be scurred; that is clear when comparing him to his three half-brothers. Of course, whether he has "good" horns remains to be seen; two horn genes, as you know, do not guarantee good horns! Of course, the ewe lambs are a crap shoot as far as their horn genetics go....

Minikat, I grew up in Southern CA and also lived in the midwest, so I know HOT and dry and HOT and humid. I'll stay here happily until I die, God willing!

Kara said...

Beautiful pictures and lambs Michelle, I am just trying to catch up with everyone's blogs. The ewe that you and your husband decided was your "keeper" is just stunning.

Tammy W. said...

Nice looking lambs Michele.
We had nice weather today as well - 75 degrees. I noticed this evening that a lot of my daffodils are up - and everything is starting to bud.
Our lambs aren't due until June though - so 7 more weeks to go.

An English Shepherd said...

Nice picture & lots of lovely green grass for them to eat.

Wizz :-)

Wrensong Farm said...

Where is my green grass??? My pastures are SO slow in growing. I love this weather....it's when it gets up into the 80s-90s that I melt. Reminds me a bit too much of So. Cal!! I think all the girls (save Bevin) I got from you are expecting...I'm guessing single/Bella, twins/Rechel, twins/Valentine....we'll see...I can't wait!! :)