Hello, 2020!

Goodbye, 2019 – we had a great time! We said goodbye to a few of our rams, including Angus, our white Romney boy, but said hello to Angus, our new Scotch Collie boy! (We’re hoping this will be the height of the “Angus confusion” – guess we’ll see…) We AI-ed both Charlotte and Emily for spring calves – Charlotte to Jersey bull Casino, and Emily to Jersey bull Valentino. We became an official Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em fiber producer, and got our beautiful Romeldale/CVM combed top back from Zeilinger’s in MI (contact us to order some with your SE2SE passport sticker).

Now in 2020, we look forward to Caspian, AJ, and Chesterton’s March lambs, a May heifer from Charlotte, and hopefully some lineback color from Emily’s calf due in June. It will be fun to watch Angus (the pup) grow and mature. And what other adventures will the new year bring?

And they’re off!

Breeding Season 2019 is officially underway! We’re a few days later than planned, but as of tonight, Caspian joined the Romney babes, and Chesterton is with the Romeldales. Coats are on, FAMACHA scores checked (and dewormer administered if necessary) and hooves trimmed. Now to check daily for marks from the boys’ harnesses. Caspian is currently sporting orange and Chesterton yellow.

Summer News

The farm blog has been fairly quiet these last few months, but the wheels are always in motion here on the farm! Along with the typical fencing projects, here are a few other things that are in the works:

  • It’s just about breeding time for Emily so we can have a warm weather calving for her this time around. We’re looking at a variety of bulls, including Milking Shorthorn, Red Holstein, and Guernsey sires.
  • Charlotte is now a yearling, and we’re hoping to get the Lemonhead heifer we’d dreamed of when Rosie was here.
  • Freya’s Embark genetic testing results are in, as well as a clean bill of health, so the hunt for her perfect mate is on! It will still be awhile yet, but we’re hoping for some beautiful Scotch Collie pups in the future.
  • A shipment of Romeldale fleeces is now in Michigan at the esteemed Zeilinger’s Wool mill. Keep your eyes peeled for Romeldale/CVM combed top to become available with official SE2SE passport stickers for orders of 4 oz or more.
  • Romney quilt batts are HERE!

Yearling Rams for Sale

We have some yearling rams looking to find flocks of their own!

Romney: Chaos and Chronos were born March 2018. Both are white, but carry color. Their sire (A.J.) is double-pattern recessive (AlblAdbl). Both parents (dam is the gorgeous Irene) are from Grace Valley Farms in MT – beautiful fleeces that are always requested. Can be registered with American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA)

Romeldale/CVM: Carnelian and Chalcedony are twin March 2018 rams, both proposed AbApbl and carry moorit. I have info on their ADG, parents typical staple length and scrapies codon test results. Parents (Drew and Coral) are both registered with NRCC – boys can be too.

All the boys were shorn for the first time in January (still have fleeces here, so can send a sample or photos). Photos with green grass and longer fleece were taken back in September, others this morning.



We’ve been updating all sorts of things on the FaceBook page, but our poor website has been neglected the last couple of months.  In short, Emily had a beautiful heifer calf on December 26, which we named Noelle.  Noelle is bright, spunky, and definitely has some sass!

But the big announcement of the day is that shearing is TOMORROW!  The first lambs are due in one month, so it’s shearing time already!  The weird thing about it this year, is that when I woke up this morning, there wasn’t a single four-legged beast in sight – they’re all tucked away in our new barn, so we don’t have any accidental wet fleeces this year.  Having a good barn is such a blessing!

The other related announcement, is that we are participating in The Livestock Conservancy’s new Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em challenge.  Fiber artists will be able to sign up with the Convervancy to get a passport to track their rare breed fiber adventures and share their results on FaceBook and Ravelry.  The Conservancy’s Fiber Artist sign-up form is still coming, but the FB and Ravelry groups are already active.  We’ll have 7 fresh Romeldale/CVM fleeces available very soon and our passport stickers are on their way!