Saturday, July 9, 2011

2011 Ram Lambs & Adult Rams For Sale

This year I am pleased to say we have really nice 3 purebred BFL ram lambs to offer!

First up, the boy I'm infatuated with, DCSFF Logan. He is out of Bitterroot Aliza and DCSFF Theodore.  Logan is a twin, his sister is natural colored. Logan already has a beautiful fleece on him as well as a clean head and belly and nice conformation and good blue coloring.  He also has a really nice temperament taking after his very social mum :). You're really going to have to pry this boy out of my hands...

Logan


Next up are twins Tristan and Simon.  They're also out of DCSFF Theodore and their dam is Foreside Daylight .  They too already have nice fleeces that look like they're going to have some good length to them.  Their dam's fleece is one of my top sellers, its soft with great definition. 


Tristan (sold)

Simon (sold)

Now I have 2 crossbred rams to offer.  First would be the infamous "Tank".  He was nearly as big as his mother when he was born (19.8 lbs) and hasn't stopped growing since he hit the ground.  I do believe his initial large size was due to too much pre-lambing grain (my bad) but he has only seen grain briefly as I put them on pasture shortly after he started eating creep so all the growing since then is all him!  He's a beautiful boy, nice head, beautiful fleece and a sweet temperament.  If you're looking to add natural colored BFL with just a touch of Border Leicester to your flock, he's your man...err..ram!  Tank is out of DCSFF Olivia (3/4 BFL & 1/4 BL) and my beloved Roark from Herbal Maid Fiber Farm (also 3/4 BFL & 1/4 BL).  Roark has been with me since the beginning and he has always had one of the nicest fleeces on this farm.  His offspring carry that trait and Tank is no exception.  You can't see it in this pic but he has a nice BFL head and at a mere 10 wks old, this boy is already "very well equipped" :).

Tank (sold)


Last but not least we have DCSFF Dylan.  He is out of HMFF Roark (3/4 BFL & 1/4 BL) and DCSFF Rose (1/2 Shetland & 1/2 BFL).  I've had really good luck with my Shetland/BFL crosses.  The lambs grow very nicely are very hardy and have nice fleeces.  This is the first time I've offered a Shetland/BFL cross ram lamb but Rose has proven to be a great ewe, producing twins each time with nice fleeces and good worm resistance so I thought we'd offer one incase anyone was interested in this cross.

Dylan (sold)

I will also be offering Theodore (Teddy) this year, as well as Sammie (same sire as Teddy, dam is a Potosi ewe), a purebred natural colored BLF.  Roark (3/4 BFL & 1/4 BL) will be available as well as I've had him for 4 yrs now so its time for some new blood (snif snif).  Roark has outstanding fleece and has always been a reliable ram with excellent worm resistance.  His fleece is the first one out the door (sometimes before I can object lol).

For more info and pics of any of the above, just let me know! 

Jennifer

Monday, May 9, 2011

Growing like weeds!

The lambs are getting big so I wanted to share some pics of them with you!
Logan

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Back pasture burn

Well, we did it, we burned the back pasture!  OK, so we hired someone to burn the back pasture ;).  If you read my post about prescribed burns then you know we'd been planning to burn the back 25 acre pasture...for a while.  We finally got the courage up to get it done and wisely called a professional to do it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Our Flying Nun


You all may remember Thomas, one of our goat additions from last summer.  Thomas is a Pygora which is a cross of Angora and Pygmy that produce a cashmere like fiber (depending on the goat) but stay smaller than the average goat.  Sounds like fun right?  So cute! Yeah.  Fun. Cute.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lambing 2011

OK, I think its safe to do the blog post for the lambing of 2011. We still have 1 ewe to go, Goldie is apparently holding out for the longest gestation record since her daughter currently holds the record for having the largest lamb at DCSFF. Goldie may blow both records away…


Aliza with her lambs

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cruel joke....



I woke up to...to....to THIS.  Last night Gary Lezak said rain, just rain, MAYbe snow Saturday evening.  This is Friday morning and I have at least an inch of snow....THIS IS NOT RIGHT.  Yes Deb, I know you have a foot + on the ground up there where you live by the north pole but you expect that (ok maybe not a foot but you get my point).  This is Missouri.  The grass is nearly tall enough to mow, the crocus and daffy's are blooming and I know the peach tree is thinking about blooming soon too.  So help me if we get the 3-5" that is predicted tomorrow....I don't know what I'll do but it'll be bad.  Real bad.

Prescribed Burns


As some of you may know, we have a 25 acre pasture that is just itchin to be burned. Has been since we bought the place but it’s a bit overwhelming so we kept putting it on the back burner…so to speak. The time has come to address it since the “seedlings” are no longer seedlings, they are on their way to becoming trees…some have already reached their goal. The native warm season grasses (and weeds) are getting so tall and thick, you can lose a horse back there, let alone sheep! So when I saw the posting about the prescribed burn workshop not far from us, I knew it was a sign.  Bridget and I signed up for the workshop put on by the Missouri Dept of Conservation at the Pony Express Lake near Maysville. Figured it was time to learn how its done.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

Well, we made it through the Blizzard of 2011!  Not quite as bad as the Blizzard of 2009 (Christmas Eve/Day) but bad enough.  The drive home from work yesterday was pretty scary and I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I made it into the driveway and shut off the car.

I didn't take the camera with me when I did chores so sorry but no sheep pics, I was doing good to keep myself upright.  I did grab the camera afterwards though and took a few shots from the back porch and a few more this morning.  Drifts are pretty impressive!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Birds and preparing for the event of the year!

Today as I was washing dishes, I looked out the window to see a bluebird perched on the handle of the hand pump.  So I grabbed my camera and started trying to get pics.  Of course they see my movement inside the house so I got a comfortable spot and tried not to move and got a few decent shots.  Not bad since they were taken through a window smudged with dog snot and slobber :).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Black and White Beginning...by Bridget

Bridget has decided that we needed to explain how DreamCatcher Farm came to be, how we met and how this wonderful breed of dog brought us to the place we are today.  This will be an ongoing story about the dogs in our lives and how they have shaped our lives.  We hope you enjoy!