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.