Saturday, November 25, 2006

The new ram!

The new ram! We bought him from Stillmeadow, but he was bred by Linda Witt of Misty Mountain Farm using imported genetics from a brown ram in Finland. We are hoping that he will pass along the brown gene. His fleece is super soft and fine. He’ll be bred to most of our ewes this year for April lambs.

I knit a scarf for my husband from the ram’s baby fleece. It looks more grey in the photo than it is, but the ram is turning grey over his shoulders already. His fleece is as fine or finer than the white lambs’ fleeces.