Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 Shearing Next Week !

The ewes and rams at Grace Valley Farms are sporting some beautiful, long wool fleeces these days. We are all looking forward to shearing day! Early on the morning of February 2nd, our family will begin final preparations for shearing. Our helpers will arrive at 7:30 and we'll get ourselves organized. Shearing will begin around 8am and will continue into early afternoon. This is sure to be a busy day as there are many sheep to be shorn and 32 fleeces on which to perform the first skirting. We'll post shearing pictures over the next couple of weeks!


Announcing the Arrival of Dooley!

Our first lamb of the year made his debut at Grace Valley Farms, yesterday! See the particulars, below:

Name: Dooley

Birth Date: January 24, 2010

Time: 3:45pm

Weight: 13 lbs. 12 oz.

Length: 22 inches

Mother: Cocoa

Father: Rettig


Cocoa and Dooley are doing just fine ... Cocoa has been an excellent mother!

Help, We Need A Haircut !


Some of our ewe lambs are looking quite wooly and  are anxiuosly awaiting their "haircuts" in early February.

"I can't see; I can't see! "

Don't worry girls, your barber will be arriving soon!


The demand for our coated Romney and Romney-cross wool has been strong. As of today, only three fleeces remain. If you would like to order a fleece, it isn't too late!