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Are the white girls most valuable since their wool can be dyed?

Great looking statistics on the lambing.

Not necessarily. If you are selling to a big commercial wool pool, then white wool is what you want. They also prefer fine/medium wool like merino, Rambouillet, Columbia, etc vs the long wool breeds.

Hand spinners/crafters like both white and natural colored. My preference is a silver, gray, or brown (moorit) fleece.
 

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I let everyone out on the grass for a few minutes today.




Hirta




The new twins, Gunna and Vane


Harris


Oban


Fiona


Miss T named Patti’s lamb “Elsa.” Yes, she has watched Frozen 7 million times. But Elsa is a much better name than “Wheel” which was her 1st idea.


I somehow managed to get all 4 dogs in one spot, at the same time, and all looking in approximately the correct direction.
 

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I guess it’s been a while since I’ve updated anything.

I survived lambing season. It was fairly uneventful. Everyone is growing and doing well. Sold some lambs, trying to sell some more. Bought a couple new rams.

My part of KY has been in a drought for weeks and the grass completely dried up. I had to start feeding hay and extra grain. We’ve thankfully gotten lots of grain over the last couple weeks and the grass is making a good comeback.

Oban, yearling Shetland ram


Kelvin, Border Leicester ram (he’s for sale if anyone is interested)


I added a LGD this spring. Oskar is an Anatolian. It’s my first time with an Anatolian, I’ve always had GPs. He’s still a baby, but he’s completely won me over to the Anatolian side.


My Best Boy, Twist, turned 2 last week. We still haven’t done any formal herding training, but he can help me with the basics. He just discovered the fun of herding poultry.




 

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