To The Farm...to bring back new genetics. Which lead to meeting some wonderful new friends. I left home Saturday morning and drove to Winnemucca, NV where I met Becky. This first leg of the trip took me three and a half hours and Becky was forty five minutes from Winnemucca. Becky left her car and we proceeded north into Oregon then Idaho and a time change and back to Oregon to reach this beautiful farm!
Home of Brook and Lois Moore, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, guardian llamas and their awesome Stonehaven Shetland Sheep. This leg of the trip was over eight hours. We were welcomed with a wonderful dinner and conversation to end our day.
I went to pick up Watson my newest ram. His brother is wildly spotted, Lois's words, so maybe he could carry some "chrome" He has nice width, legs and a very soft black fleece. Love the horns, something else I need here at Desert Peach. Horns with a wide sweep out away from the face. When I have his papers I'll post the information.
And look who followed him to our house. She is a black and white spotted ewe lamb. Her brother and sister are black and white HST humm more of the markings I want to get started in the flock could be hiding on her future lambs. Of course since she has a brother and sister there is another trait I'd like to see more of in my flock, ewe's who produce triplets.
She has a nice square body the thing I look to first in my sheep.(Weak shoulders and rear ends will not a productive ewe make.) and her fleece is also soft longish and tippy. Her name will be Celeste, coming from all the star like spots over her body.
I had such a good time, and I believe Becky did too. Great way to shop for sheep!
The halls are finally decked!
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