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Buck lambs bound for Iowa

Buck lambs, wet but eager to be chosen

Buck lambs, wet but eager to be chosen

 

Each year, our friends Rodney and Janet Fleming come for a visit from Iowa. It is a true busman’s holiday. The Flemings raise sheep in Iowa, and they come to see us so that they may visit sheep camps, participate in general ranch work and visit about dogs and sheep. They also pick out a couple of ram lambs to take home to their ewes in Iowa. We raise both Hampshire and Rambouillet rams to breed to our own commercial ewes. This gives us the opportunity to select for the traits we want, and that the rams, who have never been pushed on grain, are hardy when it comes time to go to work under sometimes tough conditions in Red Desert winters.

Meghan and Rodney bringing up the Hamp buck lambs

Meghan and Rodney bringing up the Hamp buck lambs

Jean Carlos coming to help with his entourage of guard dog puppies

Jean Carlos coming to help with his entourage of guard dog puppies

Jean Carlos and Pepe with more puppies

Jean Carlos and Pepe with more puppies

Rodney with his top choices

Rodney with his top choices

 

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Babies everywhere!

Sarita and her wild horse catch colt

Sarita and her wild horse catch colt

Cows with black baldie calves

Cows with black baldie calves

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Rambouillet ewe with cross-bred lambs, Powder Flat

Modesto's dog with pups

Modesto’s dog with pups, Cyclone Rim

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Animals, Cattle, Sheep

 

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Candy and her new red puppies

We raise Border collie and Livestock Guardian Dog puppies.  I favor the red Border collies, although it is a recessive gene like black sheep.  Candy, a daughter of my old dog Suzie, just had pups. She is on the trail with Eutemio and the coming yearling ewes.  She had two female pups and one male pup (all red) a couple of days ago.  I told Eutemio I could bring them home, but I think he needs her as a working mother.  He has tied the pups into a feed bag onto his saddle.  I plan to keep one of the females as my personal dog.

Eutemio, Candy and the puppies at Peach Orchard Flat

Eutemio, Candy and the puppies at Peach Orchard Flat

Candy takes a break to feed her pups.

Candy takes a break to feed her pups.

Those are puppies in the white bag on the right.

Those are puppies in the white bag on the right.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Animals

 

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