You may remember the big October snow.  All the interior fencing was down for weeks, as we waited for enough snow-melt to dig out.  It was inevitable that the rams would find the only two ewes that were not to be bred this year.  Really, who could resist the romance in this snowy October sunrise.
And so… while lambing will not begin in earnest for another couple of weeks, Hannah surprised us with beautiful twin rams yesterday afternoon.  When we went to feed yesterday morning, she was the only ewe at the top of the hill, so we suspected that it might be the big day.  Last evening she had her boys tucked snugly in the barn when we checked on her.  Hannah’s twins were large – 1301 weighed 11 lbs 7 ozs and 1302 weighed 10 lbs 6 ozs.  Mama and twins are doing well and snugly tucked into the first lambing jug… an early nudge into lambing season.

Meeting Boaz

Rebecca and Tim from Crossed Arrows Homestead chose their ram lamb yesterday.  Choosing from what we felt was a great group of four, they picked 1221.

Born on April 26th, out of Princess and Aragorn, he is a Border Leicester – Coopworth – Wensleydale cross.  He weighed 13 lbs 11 ozs when he was born and a whopping 90 lbs at weaning.

He has a wonderful health record, having only been wormed one time, and that at weaning.  He has a beautiful fleece and great conformation.  We are so excited to be involved in the beginnings of their new flock.  He is joining their ewes, Esther, Ruth, Naomi and all the other animals at Crossed Arrows Homestead.
Ladies and gentleman… meet Boaz!

Searching for Boaz

All summer long, we have been on a quest to find the perfect candidates for Crossed Arrows Homestead.  We have been searching for Boaz, Rebecca’s new ram.  We watched as the ram lambs grew and developed.  Finally, we feel we have identified a wonderful group of ram lambs for her to choose from… very healthy, fast growing, great loin length and beautiful wool.  Here they are…
1219 ~ out of Rosey Posey and Aragorn, Border Leicester cross (2nd in line)

1221 ~ out of Princess and Aragorn, Border Leicester cross (far left)
1222 ~ out of Poppy and Poseidon, long wool cross, color factored
1212 ~ out of Bertha and Aragorn, Border Leicester cross, color factored

We are really excited to see which ram lamb Rebecca chooses!  How about you?  Which one do you think she’ll pick?