After two long days of driving, Garrett Ramsay pulled into Boulderneigh just before 8:00 last night. He was on his way to Black Sheep Gathering, but stopped here first to make a very special delivery (and spend the night). WhitePine Sarai is a yearling katmoget ewe I almost bought last year as a lamb, but decided against it for lack of space and finances. Garrett made her available to me again this year and I've sold several sheep, so I didn't let her slip by a second time! She has fine, soft, crimpy fleece; straight, square conformation; and is hopefully a poll-carrier.
She's not tame, but is calm and inquisitive. As you can see, I've already started wooing her with a little grain. :-)
But who is that shaggy shape in the background of photo #2? Why, that's Kimberwood Marta!
Kim Nikolai knew I was looking for fine-fleeced poll-carriers, and contacted me about a scurred ram she had. I told her I had no need of another ram; I was looking for a ewe. She told me about Marta, and then sent me fleece samples from both her and the ram. (That's what you saw in the earlier post.) Oh.My. Marta's had already been micron tested; I shipped the ram's sample off to Texas A&M the day I got it and called in to get the results. WOW.
Yeah; you guessed it. I now have three rams again! Meet Kimberwood Cadbury, a moorit gulmoget half-brother to Marta, a black gulmoget (same sire). Both are so soft it nearly took my breath away when I first laid my hands on them. And lucky me; neither have been sheared yet!
I think all three of these yearlings will add great things to my breeding program, and I shall be forever grateful to Garrett and Kim for making it possible to add them to my little flock!
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