Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New chick has hatched!

It's January but low & behold the Partridge Rock hen has hatched a chick! Setting through all the snow & ice! The photo  is Billy the vet listening to her eggs last Febuary when she attempted to hatch eggs but failed. We wondered if her Febuary setting was predicting an early spring. We had one! We're hoping setting in January is predicting an even earlier one. Below is the new chick just starting to peck it's way out.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Here's Devildog (, Cow-Cows ram lamb 2010. What a fleece! Copper down to the skin. Really unusual color, single coated like his mother. I should have hand sheared him in march as his wool was so clean. But I wanted to see how long it would get. The neck wool has since taken a beating, full of hay. He has his coat on though so lots of clean wool underneath.

Close up of Devildog's locks