I drove to to Mud Ranch Jacobs today, west of Redding, to trade lambs. One lamb is going to Kenleigh Acres in Oregon and the other is staying at Mud Ranch. My Kenleigh lamb came a couple of weeks ago when she was able to hitch a ride south with a friend. Meet Kenleigh’s Isadora:
She is the great-granddaughter of Fanny, a favorite ewe of mine.
Isn’t she a pretty girl?
The drive to Lewiston was over 3 1/2 hours one way, but it’s a pretty drive if you enjoy scenery and I was listening to a good book. (The book is set in modern times in England and, although it doesn’t have anything to do with the story-line, the family of the main character raises Herdwick sheep. There are interesting comments about the breed and how they relate to what we would call agritourism.) Anyway, that doesn’t have anything to do with my story but it did keep me awake on the drive both ways.
This is Whiskeytown Reservoir and I am amazed at how full it is. I am not a big fan of reservoirs but this is sure pretty (and looks very inviting).
Back to the sheep.
Joan had the lambs sorted out and the lamb for trade was easy to catch and put in the truck.
This is Mud Ranch’s Foxglove, a pretty lilac ewe.
But what’s this? Is she looking in a mirror?
No, it seems that Foxglove couldn’t come without her friend, Ginseng.
Here are the sires of these two lambs:
Foxglove’s sire is Kenleigh’s Lancelot.
Ginseng’s sire is the 2-horn ram in this photo, Tristan.
Welcome to my 3 new lambs.