Monday, September 11, 2006

Daily Farm Photo: 9/11/06


New Face On The Farm



Practicing His Show Sheep Stance For The Girls

Last week we drove over to a friend's farm and (in between taking pictures) picked out a new Suffolk ram lamb to breed with our flock this fall. This handsome young fellow was born in the spring, and we are all very excited about him, especially since his father is from one of the best Suffolk flocks in the country. He is currently residing in a luxurious, grassy pen where he receives two special snacks a day, all the fresh spring water he can drink, and plenty of attention. His accommodations include a private hut and 360-degree views of good looking wool. He is settling in well, but of course he'll be much happier once he gets to go to work.

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25 comments:

  1. OOH Such a handsome fellow! So will Cary be one of his girlfriends?

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  2. Hubba Hubba! Who is this new addition?

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  3. Wow, imagine the RAMifications of his work!

    BWUAHAHAHAHAHA! :)

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  4. Hide little Cary haha! I had a "bucket calf" that wasn't even supposed to live, and she was accidentally bred too soon--before she was even grown up. All the neighbors told my ex-husband to abort the calf and I begged him not to, to let her have it. She had it by herself, overnight...and has had many beautiful babies since. Anyway...I think I got very lucky with her turning out so healthy! Hope the ram works out!

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  5. He is handsome! Although not quite as cute as that pig at your friend's farm. :)

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  6. I like the little tuft of hair on his head.

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  7. Lovely guy you have there!

    We always bred white faced rams to our black faced ewes as we were afraid of the spider lamb syndrome.

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  8. He is a very handsome guy. Does he get a name?

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  9. Hahahahahaaaaaa! "Good-looking wool!" Hilarious! Thanks, Farmgirl; I needed the laugh!

    He IS a gorgeous fellow. Can't wait to hear what you've named him, and to see what craziness he stirs up at his new home.

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  10. Yeah--I meant to ask what is name is also! We are curious!

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  11. Oh man, sometimes it seems like you get to have all the fun! (He is so cute!) Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Okay, I have been absent for the last two weeks and have finally caught up. What a handsome fellow. I will need his fleece next spring when you shear! My goodness that's a very nice color and that will make a fabulous sweater!

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  13. He's handsome, all right, and he knows it, too, doesn't he?

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  14. Look at him with those come hither eyes. He's luring the wool toward him. Does he have an object of affection picked out yet? I bet they're all putting on their Sunday best just for him.

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  15. I want to know what his Special Snacks are!

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  16. A very handsome fellow indeed. I'll bet your girls are giving him the once over. ;-)

    Kimberly

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  17. My name is Jeff. It's a great name, especially for a handsome ram like myself.

    Thank you for all your kind comments.

    Jeff the Ram

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  18. Can a ram be "handsome?" I guess so! He sure stands proud!

    Skye and Sandy say, "Hats off to the newcomer on the farm!"

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  19. What a babe.
    You gonna let Ms. Cary hang around with this guy? He looks a little dangerous (in a good way.)

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  20. Awwww what a babe! I swear you have just the best photos! I love coming in here everyday , your blog never fails to put a smile on my face. :)

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  21. How often do you change your breeding ram so as to keep the genes in the flock fresh?

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  22. What a proud and masculine stance! I'd be impressed, if I were an ewe. ;)

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  23. He's gorgeous! And such a wonderful color!

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  24. I suppose "Mother keep your daughters at home" is not the appropriate phrase in this case? He is a cutie and he knows!

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