Monday, February 23, 2015

Lambs Have Started Arriving

Lambing has started early at the farm this year.
The first lamb was a girl from our black Romeldale ewe, Blackberry, who arrived January 27th.

Two weeks later the second lamb was born, a boy from Paris our favorite white Romeldale ewe.

Felted Gift Baskets

We have just completed an order for one of our regular customers for a set of 24 felted bowls for customer gift baskets. The gift baskets were made up with a couple of jars of di Orto jelly by Sue De Paulo, one of them a Carmine grape jelly. The basket also included, Oregon filberts and with other locally made treats.

Here is a sampling of the felted bowls. The bowls have a different pattern on the inside and are reversible so you can turn it inside out for a different look.
The brown basket on the left is made using wool from Blackberry, a Romeldale ewe with a naturally black fleece. Silk was used to add texture to the bowl, those are the squiggly lines. The silk is also from the farm, we raised silk worms last year for the silk cocoons.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Bizarre

Looking for holiday gift ideas? The Loins Club in King City has their annual holiday bizarre today (14th) and tomorrow (15th) from 9 am until 4 pm. There are many vendors selling unique holiday gifts, jams, Pendleton wool crocheted rugs, jewelry, concrete bird baths, musical bags, felted gloves and fingerless gloves to keep your fingers warm in this cold weather, amongst other unique finds for the holidays. Here is a sampling from our stall that we share with Di Orto. Friday we will taking orders for Lamb, Chicken and Turkey for pickup on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Fleur, a pure bred Dwarf Nigerian doe, gave birth to twins this morning, one of each. Doe and kids are doing very well. We all think they are incredibly cute. Paris, our best CVM ewe mostly cleans off her new lambs, but when we got to the barn this morning Fleur had not just cleaned off her kids she had groomed them!

New lambs

Paris our favorite CVM safely delivered twins yesterday. Twins are typical for Paris and she rarely needs any help. The boy is considerably bigger than the girl and is garnering most of the attention from the ewe in fact he already looks like he is a week old he has filled out that fast. We gave the girl a bottle of colostrum right a bed time as she hasn't fully got the hang of nursing yet. The lambs were born in the common area of our barn, then as soon as they are cleaned up by the ewe (sometimes we have to help but not with Paris) we move them into a 4 foot square nursing pen (lambing jug) where they can bond with their mother and we can feed the ewe without competition from the rest of the flock. Paris' fleece is looking especially good this year with great luster and clean!