Here on the ranch as always a lot is happening. We have weaned this year’s beautiful lamb crop. I will have 3 new black and white spotted fine wool fleeces. Let’s hope there are no wool breaks. We will have to wait until shearing. It will be very noisy on the ranch for a few days until the ewes and lambs have settled down. Check out our current selection of black and white fleeces.
We have been blessed to have a week of thunderstorms. So far no fires and a lot of welcomed rain. It sure has freshened up our range ground for the ewes. They will be able to maintain themselves nicely until we separate them into their breeding groups in the fall.
We had a little scare with our twelve and a half year old, three legged Australian Kelpie. He does not like the loud thunder. One afternoon he followed me down the driveway. He was picked up by a passing car about 5 miles from the ranch. They took him to the animal shelter where I was able to pick him up the next day. He spent the night in quarantine but at least he was safe. Rockie is quite an inspiration to me being able to overcome his disability and still love working the sheep every time he gets a chance. I am so thankful to have him back.
Monterey County Wool Auction
2004 Fairgrounds Road
88th Annual California National Wool Show
Mendocino County Fairgrounds
September 18-20 | www.fiberfestival.com
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
September 25-27 | www.flockandfiberfestival.com
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
October 8-11 | www.trailingofthesheep.org
SCHG Fiber Festival
Cultural Arts Center
Romano’s Farmers Market
1329 County Rd A23 Beckwourth
Fridays 10am – 2pm
Truckee Community Farmers Market
12047 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee,CA
Sundays 10am -2pm
Take a drive up to Johnsville for the Gold Discovery Days and meet Hope, our bottle baby.
Eureka State Park
310 Johnsville Rd. Blairsden, CA
July 18-19 |10am-3pm