Friday, August 28, 2015

German Shepherd Puppies

The puppies have grown and grown and now they are 7 weeks old! 

This is "Puff" our largest female pup. She will be quite silver when she is full grown.

This big guy is one of the largest males. His legs and paws are huge. He weighs almost 14 pounds already! 

Velvet is a beautiful little girl. Her markings are quite striking. She will soon be going to her new home.

This litter of pups is quite social and very loving. People are important to them! 

Another Winner!

Judy Angwin, one of our friends and customers, won Best of Show at Montana Fair this summer! She took the prize with a hand-knitted sweater she made from Foggy's fleece! 
Congratulations, Judy! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Puppies Are Here!

Abby delivered her third litter of puppies on July 10th! 

There are 4 males and 4 females in this litter! Mom and pups are all doing well!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Registered BueLingo Bull For Sale - Montana

Registered BeuLingo bull calf for sale
Orion of Shooting Star
Birth Date: May 25, 2014


Sire: Ribeye of Logan
Dam: Shooting Star of DBA

2015 BueLingo Bull Calves!

Our BueLingo calves have finally arrived! Meet the new bulls!
Violet gave birth to Moe on May 9th
Ruby delivered her calf, Larry, on May 9th
Vivian had her baby, Curly, on May 10th

All three bull calves are healthy and doing great!

Green Grass and Grazing Sheep

Grace Valley Farms has been receiving lots of rain the past few weeks. As a result, our grass is very green and growing like crazy!

The sheep have been enjoying the plentiful vegetation!
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth. - Psalm 104:13-14

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Sheep Report

Grace Valley Farms' spring lambs have all arrived! We are enjoying more sleep as there is no longer a need to check on the mamas during the night.

Cinnamon had a set of big twins! Her boy was over 16 pounds and her ewe lamb was around 13 pounds!

Dorcas delivered our only set of triplets this year. They were all boys. One is white, one is black, and one is gray/variegated.

Her little white guy is rather cute!

Heather was the last to deliver. She finished us off with a nice set of twins.

The older lambs are growing rapidly and learning to eat hay and grain.

Dorcas and her triplets are doing well and have graduated to our big outside sheep pen.

Our biggest baby is Hannah's wether lamb

Many of the lambs have gotten their baby coats.

These little coats will help keep dirt and hay out of their wool. 

The grass has started turning green and we are looking forward to the flowers blooming and the trees budding out! 

Happy Spring!

Cheep, Cheep, the Chicks Have Arrived!

Our spring chicks have arrived!
We have 32 pullets composed of three different breeds - Rhode Island Red, California White, and Araucana. 

The chicks are growing and their feathers are starting to come in! 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Growing Little Lambs

Lambing season at Grace Valley has nearly come to an end! With one ewe left, Heather, we've been enjoying a brake from all the activity! 

Meet some of our new lambs ... 

Caramel's newborn daughter

Sally holding Doris's ram lamb

Emily holding one of Delilah's twin ewe lambs

Our first lamb of the year is getting big!

Gabby with her newborn lambs.

Nap-time! Daisy and one of her babies.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New Little Lambs!

Our lambs have started arriving! Meet the new babies! 

Delores was the first to deliver. She had a single ewe lamb. After Delores had her baby, she suffered a prolapse. Our vet came right over and fixed her up. In this picture she is wearing her retainer and harness. She will need to wear it for 14 days. 

Dora came next. She had a set of twin rams lambs.

Hannah delivered a spotted ram lamb out in our pasture. He's a beautiful boy!

DonnaLisa's early morning delivery was a tiny ewe lamb. The little baby is doing well and learning to nurse on her own. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shearing Day 2015

The 54 sheep at Grace Valley Farms were sheared last weekend! Shearing went very well and we had a jolly crew turn out to work in the barn. We again have a beautiful array of freshly-shorn Romney fleeces. We are excited to share them with you!

Karsten came back and sheared for us again. He did a great job! The white sheep were sheared first.

After each sheep was shorn, the fleece was brought in the shop where the ladies skirted it.

Gretta's fleece was beautiful!

After the white sheep were shorn, we moved on to the colored sheep. This is Frosty being shorn.

Judy, Emily, Betsy, Danielle, and Diana where a part of the skirting team.

All the new fleeces lined up and waiting to be cataloged. 

We are currently in the process of cataloging the fleeces (taking pictures, recording color, staple length, fleece weight). There should be around 45 fleeces for sale this year. If you are interested in being on our mailing list, please contact us and we will keep you updated on our fleece offerings.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A New Project!

Sheila's 2014 fleece has been spun and knitted into a beautiful scarf! 
Made by: Kathy L. from Wisconsin

White Romney Wool For Crafting - Washed!

For a limited time we are offering washed wool from our Romney ewe, Celeste! Perfect for your spinning and crafting needs!

This wool was coated and we have gently washed the fleece. Staple length 5+ inches. 

Washed Fleece - approx 3 lbs - $50

Washed and teased fleece, ready for the drum carder - 12 oz - $20

Roving - 2 ounce balls - $3.50/ball

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Grace Valley Farms!

Thank you for your loyalty to our farm in 2014! We look forward to serving you in 2015!

Shearing Update: Shearing is scheduled for January 30-31, 2015