Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's a boy! Two boys.

First offspring of Driekus and Bep: two healthy billy goats.

Friday, February 15, 2013


Deer now enter our stables in search of food. This winter is lasting too long!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Terminal sire

We got Bob, a young good looking Suffolk ram, to become father of our Lacaune x East Friesian sheep, we don't want to get more then 50% Friesian blood in our ewes. The Friesians have proven to be too demanding for our low input farming system. The Lacaunes however have shown to be excellent hardy animals. We are looking forward to see how the EFxLC cross ewes will perform, so far we are really satisfied, they are healthy and all which where 6 months or older got in gestation - on grass only since we do not feed any concentrated feed to them. The first offspring of Bob is expected around 25th of February and all of them will be for sale since we want to continue with dairy sheep.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Finally our billy goat Driekus has joined the herd again. We managed to reintegrate him in the group. Having grown up alone he is a some what anti-social goat.

Birth explosion

26 lambs in less then three weeks! Now ten days without anybody on the calendar - we might try to get some sleep before the last 12 ewes are due.