Sunday, December 28, 2008


Here are some pictures of my wethers. There are three wethers that live here full time. Since I only keep one ram at a time I find wethers to be the perfect companions for my lone ram. They do a great job of teaching a young ram some manors and at the same time don't have the need to bash the ram around. I believe the ram learns to be the boss eventually without having to fight to the death to prove his supremacy.
Cider my latest ram did have a father with a passive attitude and being raised by my three wethers has become a very respectful man. He lets me catch him with no effort yet leaves me alone as I feed and care for him and his ewe's. I will continue to let him live with the ewe's as long as he continues to act in this manor. Picture above is K.G. (King George) when he has his picture taken he always acts the part!
This next guy is Kalus. I have a black wether named Sailor that I can't get a good picture of yet. All three of these wethers are coming four years old.

Poco (Charlee/Newton) the bigger guy and his friend (Shay/Newton) are from this spring. Amazing difference in size. I don't name everyone because some just don't name themselves and I have to butcher so many it isn't fun to name them all. The little wether has a sister, "Tru" the same coloring. With the black, brown and white I called them calicos.

Here is "Mac" this is Ciders brother and keeping to the apple thyme he became Macintosh or
Teddy Mac because he is so teddy bear like. He got the teddy name because of his fleece. He just may stay longer than next spring. Newton, sire to all the lambs this year gave his lambs some soft crimpy single coats and some strong solid bodies.

Here is the biggest guy born this year. He was a large single from (Siskin/Newton) and has remained the largest of this years wethers. Beautiful fleece and large strong boned lamb.

Here is the little guy. Born very tiny and twin to a sick ewe lamb who was even smaller Sofie/Newton. His mother was culled and if he doesn't find a fiber pet home he will be too.

"If you talk to the animals , they will talk with you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know, you will fear . What one fears one destroys."
Chief Dan George


Sharon said...

Man, you guys got the snow. Bet your truck is parked at the gate!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I love looking at pictures of your sheep; Jari has been feeding and caring for ours, I havent seen them close up for about a month, I think I will go out tomorrow and take some pictures...

Tina T-P said...

How handsome your boys are -

I have been lusting over some of your roving that is still left, but, I have about 8 fleeces of our own to slog thru before I can buy anything more - I might have to sneak some in tho - maybe for a Valentine's present for myself... T.

Kathy said...

I love the wethers I have here, too. They are so friendly and have no raging hormones or agendas, just fiber producing and being friends with their shepherdess. :)

We got about 4 ft. of snow, then had an ice storm on top of that. We finally got people in to plow so I can get feed again this week. I don't mind March or April snows as they don't last long, but I don't like these January storms. I'm getting too old for all this "snow fun". LOL!