These pictures capture the history and development of the flock. Clicking on each picture provides additional information.
These are the Sheep of Sheep and Pickle Farm
Lyndon- a Purebred Cormo from Muscle in Your Arm Farm in Etna, NH. He sired of all 2013 lambs. He’s working in New York now.
Dot, 2006(?) ewe and mother of twins. See the dot? She has avg. 27 micron wool and great Montadale size! She had twins in 2013 and triplets in 2014, but didn’t successfully raise them all. Dot left the herd in 2014.
Bonnie, 2008 ewe and mother of twins. She has avg 26 micron count wool and is smaller, but her lambs grew fast! Bonnie left the flock in 2014
Peggy, 2008 ewe, mother of Ida and Esther in 2013. Peggy has avg 29 micron wool with a long staple. She has a funny gurgle-baa and a friendly attitude.
Poor Shirley! My best picture of her and she’s NAKED! Shirley has avg 25 micron pure white fleece. She was a wonderful sheep, but was unable to nurse both her 2014 lambs. Shirley left the flock in 2014.
Janet, a 2006(?) ewe with a tendency to run off. We sent her to freezer camp, but not before she gave two lovely lambs.
I bottle-raised Agnes, Janet’s 2013 ewe lamb after Janet rejected her.
Our curious and friendly lambs
Esther, the day she was born in February 2013
Shearing time in March
The pure, creamy, white wool.
Ida, 2013 ewe lamb with 26 micron wool and great meat characteristics.
Esther, my pretty black 2013 ewe lamb out of Peggy, twin to Ida. Esther has avg 27 micron wool with improved consistency.
Shirley, Agnes and Ida eat from my hand while the rest watch. Agnes, 2013 ewe lamb in the foreground, has avg 25 micron wool and is turning out to be quite large.
The flock grazes rotationally all summer long.
Martha, a ewe lamb I purchased in July in Pennsylvania at Wooly Acres: woolyacres.wordpress.com/
Petting Agnes! Like most hand-raised lambs, she loves people!
This is Earl Scruggs, our handsome ram from Ruppert’s Corriedales in Fairfield, PA. He has 19 micron wool with 99% comfort factor.
It’s 2013 breeding season – Earl is in with the ewes on the far left.
As the grass dies back in November, the girls absorb all of the sun they can get.
The slate-roofed barn in winter.
The ewes shelter from the cold.
Shirley in the foreground, Dot behind her.
Incredibly soft, fine wool from Earl, Martha and Shirley, top to bottom. Shirley’s no slouch, but Earl is incredibly fine!
All the ewes, just looking cute. Just before lambing in 2014
My best 2014 ewe lambs are coated, as are their mothers. All of my 2013 ewe lambs had singles
Timberdoodle follows her mother, Esther.
Earl’s lambs are strong and handsome with lustrous, uniform wool.
Cinder the Ram, Timberdoodle and Bobolink, spending the winter together.
Meadowlark, Shirley’s last daughter, is as sweet and lovely as her mother.