Newbies…

Here are the three new sheep we picked up from Alan at The Creeks Edge Icelandics.  We are excited to be adding these new genetics to our flock!  The two ewes are already bred and will be lambing in April.

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TCE 665Y ~
O1P, white, carries solid or badgerface, polled, single. 52% AI, Mokollur, Eir, Askur and Heli bloodlines.         Bred to WPW 45X.
Sire: TCE 512W;   AI Dam: TCE 263R

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TCE 661Y ~
B2SH, black gray spotted, horned, single. (1)
Bred to TCE 689Y AI.
Sire: TCE 618XDam:    TCE 486W AI

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TCE 740Z ~ The new guy
O1H, both dam and sire carry color, we will know what he carries this spring, polled, twin. 81% AI, Garpur, Ljomi and Heli bloodlines. By far the biggest lamb for 2012.
Sire: Garpur!            Dam: TCE 421U AI

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Love her dalmatian spots on her nose and look at her neat horns!

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I am needing some good Norse names for these three…..  🙂

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Face to Face…

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Breaking from the herd…

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Here she comes…

P2080303Meet Ciarra, she is one of the most friendly Icelandic ewes you’ll ever meet.

She decided she needed to go investigate the fuzzy, barking thing on the other side of the fence.

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Gunnar, our Icelandic sheepdog decided to say hi too.

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I is for Icelandic Sheep…

Of course!  My favorite farm obsession…

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Druna

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Calypso

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Cafe

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Carly

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Dalla

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Thokka

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Dew and Reykur

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Bambi

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Dawn and Drifa

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Mary

As if their beautiful colors and patterns weren’t enough, we love our sheep for their wonderful and unique personalities.  They are constantly teaching us new ways to shepherd our farm.  These are some of the other lovely aspects of Icelandic Sheep.

Directly from the ISBONA  (Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America’s)  website…

  • Triple purpose breed: fiber/meat/milk 
  • Soft lustrous dual coated fleece 
  • Mild flavored, lean meat 
  • Farmstead milk and cheese 
  • Luxurious soft pelts 
  • Many color and pattern combinations 
  • Medium sized, early maturing, long lived 
  • Excellent mothers and vigorous lambs 
  • Suitable for pasture lambing 
  • Highly prolific, reliable twinners 
  • Thrive on good pasture and hay 
  • Finish on good pasture in 4 to 5 months 
  • High value products for niche markets

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***Feeding Time Flurries***

Snow!  Finally!!    :0)

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Some of our polled ewes waiting to be fed.

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Feeding frenzy

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Elisa

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Lovely Millie…

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Snowy fence-line

 

 

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Miss Iris

 

Bacchus

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Snowy nose…

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Good thing for spots or she might disappear…

 

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Frosty mouflon…

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Chick-a-dee-do-dah!

The chickens have been quite amusing lately…

Our Icelandic ram Draumur, with his chicken friends…

They find him irresistible…

They’re also quite fond of Bacchus…

Snugly…

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A little chicken love…

Showing off his spots and fuzzy feet!

Another handsome guy!

Black Ameraucana strutting his stuff…

Um, a little more chicken love?

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