This week has been really busy with sheep coming and going. Luckily, the majority have been going! Ron Keener arrived yesterday to pick up 9 sheep that are headed to Indiana.
His trailer is custom made and very cool. My son had a million questions about it!
It is a double decker and the panels can be moved to make different sized pens and accomodate a large number of animals.
We were one of his first stops on his cross country trip, so he only had one goat in the trailer so far. He was a very big, very sweet boy!
He had a couple buddies keeping him company in the truck. This is a Great Pyrenees puppy that is headed to her new home – so cute 🙂
and this is Tina, one of Ron’s corgis.
Here’s our babies, that aren’t really babies anymore.
They loaded up into the trailer very easily and had a lot of room. They should arrive in Indiana next week.
Be good guys!
While I was outside loading the sheep up, Linda was trying to reach me from the Greenville, SC airport because there were issues with the flight arrangements we had made for shipping one of her lambs to me. We both spoke to several people at American Airlines and she called the day before to verify everything and we didn’t foresee any problems – maybe that was our problem 😉 The short version is that the American Airline employees at Greenville informed her that they couldn’t ship live animals from there. So, she found another flight with another airline. I can’t even imagine the anxiety she was feeling!!! Good news is that he arrived safe and sound and I am really pleased!
Patchwork Abraham – 4horn lilac ram lamb
Patchwork Belvedere x Sweetgrass Heather 2
His fleece is nicer than I expected – always a good thing! It is very soft and has nice character to it.
I have nicknamed him the ‘Georgia Gentleman’. He has a great temperment.
I think he was a bit surprised to have to wade through the grass – welcome to Oregon!
Isn’t Ron the guy that helped transport one of my new sheep last year? We are looking for a way to get four or five Shetlands from the same breeder in Woodland, CA up to OR in September. The person who can get them home to MN will be in Klamath Falls for the stockdog trials, so they could be delivered there, or to OFFF and then I could possibly pick them up and take them back down to K Falls. Know of anyone who could bring them up?
Wow, that is some trailer, although his towning vehicle looks to be somewhat outdated. I would have loved to have seen the inside of that trailer close up. Ziegler’s trailer was much different. Glad that your ram arrived in good shape and no broken horns. He is very handsome and it looks like his fleece has tons of luster. I’ll be keeping my eye out for his babies next year. I know you must be sooooo excited to have him, congratulations…
Yippppeee!!! Looks like Eddy had a very sweet ‘ride’ for his big trip to Michigan:) I can’t wait for breeding time with the ‘Georgie Gentleman’!!!!!
I LOVE that trailer! It is funny how I could usually care less for trucks, cars, and trailers, and now that i haul my sheep and my own companion dogs, and sometimes grandchildren too, why, I drool over such trailers! And beautiful Jacob sheep like yours!
p.s. your son had an especially adoring look in his eyes in that picture…could it be trailer-love?
So he’s halter broken already? 🙂 He must think he flew to heaven with all that beautiful grass!
Congrats on the new boy Shannon. He’s very handsome! Looking foward to what he produces for you next year! 😀 Love the trailer… But then I’m a truck/trailer lover anyway. 😉
Love the pictures, especially of the young lambs below.
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