Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Report From the Melon Patch

The melons in our garden grew very well over the summer. The crop this year was the best we've ever raised!

We planted red, yellow, and orange watermelon in the garden. The watermelon harvest will probably top 90 this year. The largest watermelon so far has been 30 pounds!

 In this picture you get to peek in our refrigerator. Can you guess what is on the menu?
As you can tell, the cantaloupe plants produced exceptionally well. We picked close to 500 cantaloupes!

A Special Visit

We recently had a special visitor at Grace Valley Farms! Our grandfather from the Midwest drove out to see us. He enjoyed meeting our sheep and watching us work with them. He even got to help with a few projects around the farm.

Grandpa and Ben give Doris a hug. She enjoys having her neck scratched!


Hello from Evelyn!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


We would like to take a look at one of our beautiful Romney ewes, Christina.

Christina was born on March 12, 2009. She weighed 12 lbs. 15 oz. at birth. Her mother was April (white) and her father was Edison (black).

In this photo, Christina is 9 days old. If you look closely, you will notice the milk foam on her mouth. She obviously just finished having a big drink of milk from her mama April!

Christina grew very well as a lamb. Here she is at 10 months old.

This is a photo of the fleece Christina was growing as a lamb. She was sheared for the first time in February 2010.

Christina enjoys a meal of green grass in the fall of 2010.

Christina grew this beautiful variegated fleece. It was sheared in February 2011.

She had a nice long staple length this year.

Christina is affectionately known as Puff Ears. In this photo you can see the gray puff of wool behind her ear.

Christina (aka Puff Ears) is one of our largest pure-bred Romney ewes. She is currently growing more wool for shearing next year. 

Christina is also getting ready for breeding season. We are looking forward to meeting her lambs next spring!