My white ram Ever, and his son Feykir… @ http://mymemoryart.blogspot.com/
The sheep have been doing marvelous this summer despite the hotter than usual temperatures that have been here this summer. In their home land, Icelandic sheep typically deal with a summer time average temperature of 78 degrees, we have been having mid 90’s. I’m thankful that we don’t have a lot of humidity too! We have been supplementing lots of extra B vitamins in their water tanks everyday along with extra cobalt, selenium and copper. (Don’t worry, Icelandics need a lot more copper than most traditional sheep to stay healthy.)
Lambs have been growing quick and have a wonderful fleece on them already!
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It’s been a busy week here on the farm, one week before lambing. We have successfully moved rams across the road, fixed fence, moved ewes to the maternity ward, fixed fence, and fixed fence! LOL! With my husband working loooong hours and now my oldest son getting a full-time job, off the farm, I am proud to say I fixed the electric, seven strand fencing that encloses about 20 acres where the rams are right now. Our electric fencer puts out a little over 7000 volts and our fence was registering at 1500 volts, at best! Ugh, this fence has been a pain and it took me two half days to get up to 6500 but it is the highest it has been in two years. Definitely enough juice to keep the sheep in and other critters out!
Garrett and Hayden were my emergency runners and Tori was the official phone gal, who ran back and forth to plug and unplug the fencer in when I needed to fix things….
The rams really enjoying the pasture and finding green grass sprouts!
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These are our farms handsome horned rams. We breed for correct conformation, meaty build, horn-set and temperament. The rams we use come from milky ewes, that raise quick-growing lambs. Most of our rams have luxurious, soft fleece. We over-wintered about 30 rams and will most likely keep the ones, here on this page and will be offering a couple of them for sale later this year. It isn’t the final cut yet, as we will reevaluate everyone after shearing and get a hand on them.
I have three rams below that need names though… I would love your input 🙂 Last year was our “E” year, so I would prefer names that start with E. Thanks!