California did not disappoint Plenty of blue skies and sunshine.
After a couple stops in Oregon, the trailer was full and we were on our way. We had 5 jacob lambs, 5 Romney lambs, 3 Romney ewes, and a Wensleydale ram. While my son and I enjoyed the warm weather, the poor sheep weren’t sure of the 95 degree weather. It was quite a change from the wet, soggy, cool NW!
We arrived at our first destination Friday night and more importantly it was where all of the sheep were getting off the trailer.
The Mendenhall Wool Ranch is beautiful and their welcoming committee made my son feel right at home…
He was in heaven!
I loved looking at all of the sheep and the colors.
They raise Romneys – white and natural colored.
As well as white and natural colored Merinos.
I also really enjoyed this little dog work. Her name is Jill and she is only 6 months old. She had the maturity and work ethic of a much older dog.
She had so much confidence and self-assurance, even with sheep all around her. Nothing like watching a good dog work sheep!
Dapper Dan, Felice, and Hoopla will be making the big trip with the Mendenhall’s all the way to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. From there they will be going to New Jersey and New York. They looked good when we left Saturday morning.
We headed North Saturday morning, but we had another stop in California before heading home.
A visit with our good friends at Mud Ranch! More about our visit there tomorrow.