coopworth sheep

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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Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay & Yarn

October 15, 2014

Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay and Yarn One of my most favorite places to relax in is my barn.  Nothing beats the sounds of the sheep and chickens and the antics that they do. Let me share with you a project that I am working on and a project that I have processing in my […]

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Episode #1 Introducing Our Coopworth Sheep

October 10, 2014

October Marks Our Coopworth Breeding Season October marks the month that we organize breeding groups,  gather our rams and ewes, and make plans for the upcoming lambing season.  It is a pretty exciting time for us and our sheep.  We cannot wait to see what arrives in the spring and they get their kicks and […]

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How To Make Felted Dryer Balls

October 24, 2013

How To Make Felted Dryer Balls   Felting is so much fun and it is a quick DIY craft to make dryer balls, cat toys or add some decorative orbs to your home. Once you get the hang of felting you will be able to make many things like pumpkins, fruit and dolls. Watch the […]

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