Friday, December 18, 2009

Man about town

Blackberry is going to end up quite the seasoned traveler. In June he went to Eugene to strut his stuff at the Black Sheep Gathering; last month he visited the vet school in Corvallis to prove that he had his stuff, and Sunday he's traveling to Everranch in WA to share his stuff with some of Franna's ewes. Franna let me use Blackberry's father Franjean last breeding season, so I'm returning the favor this year. It will also be nice to get a broader picture of what Blackberry can produce, since he only got to breed one ewe here this season. Who knows; maybe he'll sire the fine, poll-carrying ram I seek out of one of Franna's ewes! The lamb would still be closely related to Bramble and Bronwen, though, so that really isn't what I need. Sigh. Putting together the right genetics in a tiny flock feels a bit like a game of chess!

Blackberry was going to have a date with Katie, the new ewe from Brook and Lois that I'm getting. But risky driving conditions necessitated postponing the sheep delivery trip they were going to make today, and I didn't want to breed her any later. But the delay means Katie might come with some new chess pieces for the game, a possibility I am excited about!

That's it for now from . . .

4 comments:

roundaboutacres said...

Busy, busy boy! I'm sure he enjoys all the attention. And the girls. :-)

Sharon said...

Boy, you had me going. I thought you were talking about a phone. Guess you know what I have :)

Heather said...

Some new chess pieces hmmm??

Jenny Holden said...

Sounds interesting...