Grass is gold

This year we we’re approached by a neighbor to the south who was interested in grazing our sheep through his beautiful pastures. When it comes to having more grass, you can never go wrong.

So we set out to organize a way for us to run the girls and lambs over to his place without having to take them up onto the road. Our neighbor directly to the south of us generously offered a strip at the top of his property to use as a lane for moving the sheep. This worked out perfectly.

Next we set up gates and ensured his fencing around the the pastures were adequate for the girls. All that was left to do was to release the sheep!

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Here the lamb s are enjoying the view while their mothers have a taste of some grain.

 

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These lambs have settled in to the new pasture and really enjoy the slopes and obstacles.

Stragglers

A keen eye might recognize one of these fleeces from previous posts on the blog.  We kept some of our 2014 lambs through the fall, and after some winter butchering we were left with some hides to use for our own attempts at tanning.  The leather is still not quite the same quality as the tanner’s, but  it is improving with each attempt.DSC_0102

2014 Lamb Skins

 Our 2014 fleeces arrived just in time for the holiday season.

These fleeces are amazingly soft and lustrous. They have a shimmering quality to them that makes a beautiful accent to any room, you will not find another fleece like them.

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Lamb Skin Fleeces – 2013 Lambs

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30″ Long x 20 Wide – Very thick and lustrous and pure white.

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30Lx16W – Soft with black fringed tips

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24L x 16W – Our softest fleece.

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24Lx24W – Long soft wool with amazing color

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30Lx24W – Thick, soft and simply white.

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30Lx20W – Brown tips with some nice white mixed in.

Please share some ideas what you would use these fleeces for….