Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A room with a view!

Last night we undecorated the Christmas tree and hauled it out onto the deck. This year I wasn't in a hurry to get the tree up, and didn't care to have it linger, either. I like having the French doors onto the deck accessible again, and this morning's sunrise is part of the reason!
The best view is from the deck, and I can once again open the door and capture the glory, unsullied by dirty windows.

Apparently the rams wanted more of a view, too. Recently the big boys - Bunker and Blake - have been remodeling the Ram-ada Inn. (We suspect Bunker is the main culprit.) So last night Rick moved in a horse panel to protect the cedar siding - and threatened them with sausage casings. Seriously. I can hopefully stall any decisions until lambs have hit the ground and shearing is over so I have a better idea of what the two as-yet-unproven boys can produce. After that, one or more will have to go. Let me know if you're interested; all three of the rams are too nice to eat! Good conformations, wonderful fleeces, respectful attitudes, polled genetics. Samples will be taken for current micron tests within a couple months.

Two of these beauties are available as well, but definitely not the one in front -
Sarai is not only a superb Shetland specimen, she's my sweetie.

Bramble (also available) strikes a stunning pose.

That's it for today from . . .

6 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Hmmmmm I am looking for an unrelated ram, and maybe a ewe or two, problem is distance.

Michelle said...

Does anyone from your area come to Black Sheep Gathering in June? I know a CA Jacob breeder who often does, and there are others from CA, but don't know if any are from your area.

Theresa said...

Oh my what a view! I would be wanting that tree out of the way too.

fiberjoy said...

Gasp, that sunrise was gorgeous! We had a smattering of color but our beautiful sky was last night (Tuesday.) Still wishing/thinking about a little guy...

I started spinning the shetland today. :) Thanks!

Jenny Holden said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful sheep. Are you having a ridiculously mild winter too?

Michelle said...

Thanks, Theresa!

You're most welcome, Wanda. :-)

Jenny, we have had a ridiculously DRY winter so far; December was the driest on record. January isn't making up for it so far, but we can hope. Snowpack is way down in the mountains, which will affect irrigation and municipal water in many areas next summer.