This past January we took a road trip to Dixon, Illinois and met a very lovely family, Terry and Randy Carlson with their children Spencer and Maddie from Red Brick Road Farm. They have some of the most beautiful Icelandic sheep we have ever seen. We brought home two bred ewes and one ram. Emily presented us with a very gorgeous ram lamb with the sweetest curls. Archer arrived early this morning before feeding time. It seems that our sheep are very independent and self sufficient. With such muddy pasture Ted brought both mother and son into the barn. The lambing jugs have come in handy even though the weren’t used for lambing.
Archer is white like his father, Finn, and a promise of the big wide horns the Icelandic Sheep are notorious for. He too was born with horns which are thumb wide and about half an inch long.
Archer is a bit shy and Emily is a protective and attentive mother. Great qualities for a sheep but very difficult to photograph.
What a lovely surprise after a night of work and a great April Fools Day gift. Welcome Archer. You will carry on your dad’s genes adding so much to our farm. Much love and prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.