Our little flock of Central Texas Debouilett wool sheep
The mask thing wasn’t something I was eager to participate in. We are, after all quite isolated as it is. What use would we have for such a thing? But my grandparents asked if we could find them a few on Amazon and order… Continue Reading “Fitted Face Mask with Wool Filter”
We’ve been watching the ewes carefully for the past two weeks as it became apparent the ladies were getting close to having their babies. This morning we went to the barn to let them out to pasture. Hiding behind one of the ewes was… Continue Reading “2020 Lambing season is here”
One of our most anticipated days of the year is shearing day and that day finally came for us during the first weekend in June! We spend all year working very hard to keep our flock happy and healthy so that the fleece we… Continue Reading “2019 Shearing Day”
The past few weeks on the farm have been incredibly busy! It is no easy task to fence in roughly 3.2 acres, but with the help of our oldest son we were able to finish it a week or two earlier than we expected.… Continue Reading “Meet the Sheep”
Momma Wynonna and our latest cold front brought to us lamb number 4, named Axel, for 2019. Provided there are no surprises from the young ewes we presume are not pregnant, this brings our 2019 lambing season to a close. To recap, we welcomed… Continue Reading “The end of lambing season for us in 2019”
When it comes to our momma sheep and their babies, there appears to be a trend developing at Whirldworks Farm. It would appear that cold fronts that blow in on Sundays bring out the lambs! Last year pretty much all the babies came to… Continue Reading “A new set of twins arrived today!”
Since we began raising our sheep, most of our lambs have been born in January. Such was the case in 2018 as well and some of them came during a horribly cold period for our area. We were seeing temperatures in the teens and… Continue Reading “The 2019 Lambing Season Has Begun”
Dear readers, we’re very sorry to leave you hanging for so long since our last update, but rest assured, there’s been much going on around the farm. Plus Three Minus One We made it through our first lambing/kidding season with three new babies, two… Continue Reading “Winter’s End and the Coming Spring of 2017”
Not much was getting done around the farm while the temperatures dipped below 20 degrees. On Sunday the thermometer finally pushed upwards and when it hit about 45 I decided it was time to get to work on the garden. With tiller in hand… Continue Reading “A Sunday Afternoon Surprise, Our First Lamb”
Keeping this blog up to date has been a real challenge with the combination of busy days and having no internet access on the farm as of yet. I’d love to report that we’ve accomplished a ton of monumental successes on the farm this… Continue Reading “Highs and Lows of the 2016 Summer on the Farm”
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