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Posts Tagged ‘shetland sheep’

Seeing spots!

December 11th, 2010 by Heidi

HarmonyMarsh DaVinci is an extremely handsome scurred spotted emsket fine-fleeced ram.

HarmonyMarsh DaVinci

He will be having a rendezvous with Bluff Country Zha Zha Mikaela, Hopeful Maria, WillowGarden Tabasco as they are also spotted and I would love to be seeing spots in the Spring!

WillowGarden Queen Latifa is included because I believe both he and she carry the modified colour gene and I am keen to ‘experiment’ with modified colours.

DaVinci's ewes

WillowGarden Donna Summer, WillowGarden Schnapps, Windy Grange Beulah, WillowGarden Peggy Lee and Windwater Melody are also in his group, in hopes of interesting spotted or modified results, but mostly in the hopes of fine, colourful fleeces.

And last but not least is Great plains Cherry, she is a katmoget and I would love a gulmoget/katmoget. I was concerned about breeding her this year, but Bill took a look at her for me and thinks she should be OK. We will be keeping a close eye on her just in case.

King of the pups!

November 19th, 2010 by Heidi

A week ago I found Cullen in with the puppies, I had left him in the field with the rest of the boys. I figured Steve must have moved him and just not said anything. But when he got home from work he was as surprised as I had been!


Great gulmogets!

November 8th, 2010 by Heidi

WillowGarden Toronto is a very pretty scured moorit homozygous gulmoget.


Sales list

October 30th, 2010 by Heidi

Here’s the sales list ….


To good to miss!

October 28th, 2010 by Heidi

OK so it is possible that Bill knows my weak spot(s)! We had an agreement with him to take DaVinci, a rather handsome young ram, but he then offered me a deal on a couple of other girls, and I just couldn’t refuse! Now don’t worry I don’t need to be banned from talking to Bill – he doesn’t have anything else for sale!


First hand-spun project

October 5th, 2010 by Heidi

The awesome aunt who’s housewarming gift we turned into an electric ball winder came to visit this weekend. I was so thrilled with the ball winder and the amount of work it saved that I wanted to make her something to show my appreciation. When I discovered she was visiting, and that she happened to be visiting on her birthday it just seemed too perfect, so I set about making her a shawl with my hand-spun yarn.



August 26th, 2010 by Heidi

I have often been told by friends who raise sheep that I should get rid of the thistles in our fields. While it is true that thistles get caught up in the fleece and are a real pain to remove, we prefer to try to live alongside nature rather than ‘against’ it.


Love-Hate relationship!

August 23rd, 2010 by Heidi

For today’s blog post I had planned a rather simple photo essay about why I don’t like sheep ….


New sheep!

August 17th, 2010 by Heidi

So here we go, I would like to introduce the latest additions to our flock. Finally, I hear you say!


The Small Sheep Shuffle

August 15th, 2010 by Heidi

We have also been playing a part in a smaller sheep shuffle going on between the flocks of a few friends of ours.


The Great Sheep Shuffle

August 9th, 2010 by Heidi

This weekend we played our part in the ‘Great Sheep Shuffle of 2010′! The sheep shuffle was instigated by Bill and involved bringing a good number of sheep into the ‘Ontario flock’ from Alberta.


Calling Mulligans

July 17th, 2010 by Heidi

There was a term I heard from time to time on the golf course that I would like to apply to today – Mulligans – it is when everybody has a bad first shot and you all start again and pretend it didn’t happen!