Bill With Anastasia

Bill With Anastasia
Bill Eatmon - 1955 - 2006 Co-shepherd at Sheltering Pines from June, 1996 to August, 2006.


Adult Ewes at Sheltering Pines

SheltrgPines Fur Elise - yearling Grey Katmoget Ewe out of 
SheltrgPines Debonaire x SheltrgPines Grand Luxe.

Another shot of Fur Elise

A fleece shot from Fur Elise.

Wintertime Milan:  moorit krunet yearling ewe
out of Wintertime Mandalay x Ewe's Have It John Doe


Glen Tamarack said...

Hi Steve,

Kelly told me about SP Velvet Night and said her photos and wool stats would be on your site, but I can't find them. Could you direct me, please? Her 2013 twin fawn kat ewe lambs look awesome. In terms of condition, your sheep look a lot like ours. So, what kind of grass do you have there, both for hay and for pasture? We are replanting a hay field next year. Your farm is nearly exactly the same size as ours is, both for ag. land portion and for non-ag. Must be wetter there, though--ooks like you can keep a lot more sheep in good condition on your land in MI than we can on ours in Northern WI. We need to stay around 12-16 total for the winter, but we have always sold our first crop of hay and kept the second, and we also rent out 13 acres for row crop, which is likely the difference right there. With the dry Augusts and Septembers we've been having, we are having to keep more of the our first crop of hay.

stephen rouse said...

Hi Glenn, there is a table on the "home page" of the blog with all the micron data in it. Let me know if you can't see it and I can send it to you via email.

My pastures are actually wearing out... but there are about 16 acres total fenced which seems to be more than my group can eat. We do tend to get a lot of rain (normally)... last year we were in sever drought but the pasture survived due to being on very heavy clay. originally the pasture was planted to timothy, clover, orchard grass... probably equal parts with about 10% alfalfa. The alfalfa has mostly died out and a lot of wild grasses and weeds are now profuse. But I can't afford to have it replanted. I have a hayfield (not fenced) of about 13 acres.