Category: Livestock

2019 Shearing Day

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”

Meet the Sheep

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”

The end of lambing season for us in 2019

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”

A new set of twins arrived today!

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!”

The 2019 Lambing Season Has Begun

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”

A Mule and a Harness

I can’t tell you how excited I am that I finally got a harness on Ruth! When we received her as a free gift over a year ago and she was w-i-l-d… but she has also amazed us constantly! I have been working with… Continue Reading “A Mule and a Harness”

The many updates for Spring 2017

I have long admired those busy homesteaders and farmers who are able to manage their time well enough to be able to blog often. There has been so much going on here that I have thought many times, “This would make a great blog… Continue Reading “The many updates for Spring 2017”

Winter’s End and the Coming Spring of 2017

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”

A Sunday Afternoon Surprise, Our First Lamb

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”

The BIG Fall Push is Done!

Farming is fun, remember that romantic ideal, then start a farm and let reality sink in for a few months. Okay, it’s not all that bad. The summer was terrific on the farm and we settled in pretty well with all our new chores… Continue Reading “The BIG Fall Push is Done!”

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