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ASTRID dob, 3/2018, Single
This is our youngest and the only one of our ewes that didn’t get pregnant during the AI process (fall 2019). Always sweet, she is the first to come up and to hang around us when we work in the pasture.She is definitely the one who will rather cuddle than eat, and will stand with you for as long as you pet her. She has the same grandfather as Anna, one of our other ewes. The sweetness must run in their lines, as both these girls are super sweet. Has simply a ton of fleece, and had the highest fleece weight of all the girls. This fall we’re breeding her to Ezra! Fingers crossed for a productive AI as this will be her last procedure!
ANNA dob 2/2016, twin
Anna has amazing coverage in her face which is why I chose this picture where you can really see it. She passed her super sweet disposition on to her ram lamb Bamse- out of Flanders. (See picture under lamb tab!) She is a ditsy but fantastic mom and we adore her. Anna is the smallest of our ewes, yet her lamb was bigger and kept the same growth rate as our other lambs. Being AI’d with semen from Ezra this fall for a spring 2021 lamb.
ALLIE dob 2/2016, twin
This is our Allie who came to our farm the born ring leader.. and already pregnant…ooops! Dad was a 5 month old ram-lamb -this was obviously not planned and happened during a transport from OR to AL -so she obviously gets pregnant easily and stays pregnant!! What great qualities. She had a beautiful little ewe lamb, Daisy whom was sold even before her 8 week mark! Allie is being AI’d with semen from Flanders this fall for a spring 2021 lamb!
ALMA DOB Feb 2026, twin.
Alma is the most regal of our little group. She too has a beautiful fleece, great lines and has the largest head of our flock. She had a fantastic little ewe lamb out of Remco. Her markings, colorings and fiber were simply outstanding for a little F1. There was nothing that could have been improved upon- we are therefor repeating that match this fall for a 2021 lamb. We can only hope she does as well again!