The other day I was surfing around looking at lamb photos, and I hopped over to check out
Poor Ridge Ranch . I once had a ram named Minwawe Redford, my first spotted sheep. He was a cute little thing and very sweet. He stayed here for two breeding seasons and gave me some lovely ewe lambs. He helped improve fleece considerably and added the fawn color into my flock. However he was a miserable little bugger, as he had to room with Jeff the Rotten, Callum (Jeff's wethered brother) and Drake (Callum's ram son). Jeff didn't like him much, and tended to pick on him. Drake could get by with murder, maybe because he was family, but if Red so much as looked wrong he was in for it. Red was not a fighter and didn't even participate in the little tussles that rams seem to enjoy. He ended up on the bottom of the totem pole pretty quickly. I felt mighty sorry for him. Since I had several of his daughters it seemed best to try and find him a happier home.
I was thrilled when Terry from Arkansas decided to purchase him. She had a few unregistered ewes and later acquired some registered ewes from Locksley to round out her flock. He left for his new home in January one week before the massive ice storm hit this area.
This year it looks like Red produced a lovely crop, with several spotties. I absolutely loved this picture when I saw it on the website and asked for permission to post it here. Red looks pretty content, even with little lambies jumping around on him. Hope you enjoy!
(I promise I'm working on lamb posts!)