October 1, 2008

The Romneys are here!

Sunday we picked up our new Romney ewes; Munchkin, Pancake, Waffle, the Chinese sheep, and one with no name (yet). They are age 2 to 4 and they are all bred to lamb early next year. They are for our youngest son Travis to use for his breeding sheep project in 4H with the side benefit of that I get the fleeces to play with. It will be fun to learn how to fit and show a wool breed and the goal is to have a young flock to show next year. The National Romney Show is going to be at our county fair next summer so that should be great experience for all of us.

We also got to stop at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival on the way to pick up the sheep. OFFF is one of my favorite places to go every year. A drop spindle class there is what started my fiber addiction. OFFF is total sensory overload for everything fiber related. I am thinking about getting another wheel and I am leaning toward a Fricke S 160 DT. It spins so easy and is really versatile. Maybe when I win the lottery.............

Have to clean out a horse shelter today with the tractor and turn the manure pile. Hopefully I will get the rest of the tomatoes picked that are ready and check the corn. We are supposed to get a storm starting tomorrow and that will be the end of nice weather for a while.

1 comment:

Spring Hill Shepherdess said...

Welcome to Romneys! Will we be seeing more Romneys and Romney fleeces at Kitsap County Fair next year?

Best of Luck,

M. Walters
Spring Hill Farm