coopworth sheep

Come Join The Pregnancy Fun

February 6, 2018

Come Join The Pregnancy Fun It’s time! It’s time!  Let us pull of our sleeves and start preparing for the upcoming lambie births.  We have a month and a half left of 2018’s pregnancies.  Preparation includes placing the ewes on an advanced feed program, gathering iodine, blankets, food grade lime,  weighing scale, heat lamp (just in case), alfalfa hay and […]

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It’s Shearing Season at Lazy O Ranch

January 27, 2018

It’s Shearing Season at Lazy O Ranch January marks the month that we, or should I say I, start shearing my crew.  I am definitely not your regular zip-zip-zip sheep shearer.  I am the one who can do 4 in an hour and need to take a couple of days off.  Shearing 4 sheep in […]

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Exposing my #Knittruth

January 24, 2018

     Exposing My #knittruth I have a #knittruth.  I am very biased towards using my own sheep’s wool for sweaters, hats and mittens.  I am so in awe of producing my own yarn that I find it difficult to want or need anything else.  Ack!  I said it. Seriously, who can resist the warm, natural colors […]

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Hope to Catch the Wool-y Weather Soon

August 31, 2017

  My Poor Sheep are Melting It has not been a very hot summer, but when the temperature creeps into the hotter. normal summer temps they start to get very uncomfortable. I mean like breathing heavy like they ran the marathon and looking like they want to pass out. Between the hot sun beating down on them as […]

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Coopworth: Our Sheep of many Colors

August 23, 2017

Coopworth: Our Sheep of Many Colors It’s amazing what you can learn from sheep.  I have seen mother’s adopt other babies.  I have seen mother’s put their frisky lambs in place.  I have also seen their social interactions.  You can see best friends stick together and enemies steer clear of each other.   You can tell who leads and who the last one is […]

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Can They Get any Cuter

July 13, 2017

Crazy over Coopworth Sheep This year’s breeding goal- smaller herd of lambs.  I never thought I would say such a thing.  Standard thinking is the bigger the herd the better.  Enter in-> a new way of thinking. Due to the size of our land there wasn’t  way I could possibly achieve my goal of having a nice, big […]

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New Lambing Season

February 3, 2017

February is a month of preparation for the upcoming lambing season. It is a great time to make sure your ewes are doing well.

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Reflections from a Sheep Farmer

January 25, 2017

  It is a beautiful snowy morning here on the mountain. The horses are chasing each other around  the mountainside. My youngest son is making snow angels in the yard, and my daughter is playing ball with our dog, Nellie, who is leaping through the snow trying to find it. My life is at it’s most perfect […]

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Our Herd is Multiplying

March 8, 2016

Our Herd is Multiplying The days between January and March are our most joyful and sometimes heart wrenching months. Our ewes are due with their precious lambs. The last weeks are the most critical and demanding on our Coopworth ewes.

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Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves Our Ewes and Wool

January 28, 2015

Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves our Ewes and Wool Welcome to our sheep barn.  We raise Coopworth sheep for both meat and wool. We learn something new each year. This year we have decided to shear them early.  It took some research and asking around before I chose to shear in the middle of […]

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