Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools Day Ram-Archer!

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.  

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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. 

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Archer is a bit shy and Emily is a  protective and attentive mother.  Great qualities for a sheep but very difficult to photograph.

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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.



Lisa said...

Ok. So I don't know really a thing about sheep...but OWWWW! He was born with horns???! Please, please tell me they are not hard and pointy! Perhaps they are soft and flexible while in the womb?


Fearless Nester said...

Awww...more awesome sweetness on your farm! ~Lili

Terri said...

Oh, I'm so happy she did well for you with no problems. Just wish she produced twins, but you never know. Thank you for the compliments. This has been a rough week, and I appreciate them.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Archer - I like his name.

Beverly said...

Awwwww, how cute!!