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What is a Cast Sheep & How to Help it

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

    Sheep can be surprisingly agile, especially lambs, so it can come as a surprise to those new to the species that they have a bit in common with turtles.  SHeep do not naturally rest or roll on their backs, and if they end up in this position, they can become stuck.  We lost […]

2017 Lambs

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

We have 2 lambs this year, both are white ewes.  One is from Carmen, and the other is from her daughter Equinox Joy.  Carmen’s other daughter, Sheepdog sadly had stillborns possibly because a lamb was on the large size and may have taken too long in labour. This was her first year lambing so based […]

First Lamb of the 2017 Season!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Late on the evening of the 21st of February, Animal Instinct’s Carmen, our herd’s ‘matriarch’, gave birth to our first lamb of the season!  It is a little off-white ewe-lamb.  Carmen’s daughter, Equinnox Joy, and her daughter, Sheepdog, are both still expecting.  Last year, Joy gave us twins, so I hope that she will twin […]

My first youtube video

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

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Meet Poppy the Ram

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Here is Poppy, an adult Babydoll Ram from Michele Hill.   We look forward to having lambs from him and Carmen next year.   Although we could have looked for a ram lamb, I’ve read too many (conflicting) stories about how they should be treated to be sure that they grown up well adjusted and not overly […]

gratuitous sheep photo

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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Meet Carmen

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Carmen is our newest sheep, and the youngest of our itty bitty 3-sheep herd in the suburbs.    She comes from Patricia Chambers’ Animal Instincts and is registered with the North American Babydoll Southdown Sheep Association and Registry. This will be the last sheep we get for some time.  While ewes can be bred as soon […]

Week in Review…

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

What I’m trying out: Eggzy, to track my flock’s egg laying. Check out my “Egg Stand” there. Speaking of Eggs: For a while we were finding no eggs. Then I caught them in the act of eating an egg.   I’m not sure how it began- possibly stress from moving- but I do know a reliable […]

Meet our Sheep

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Fozzie and Zeus.  They are Babydolls (Olde English South Down Sheep)… No Tag

A puppy and sheep

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I love sheep, and since there are several ‘miniture’ breeds, I felt they belonged in our little ‘urban farm’.  I decided on Babydoll sheep, aka Old English Southdown. There are large sized southdowns as well, but those are a recent alteration of the breed, created for the modern “mega” mindset.  As such, the babydoll isn’t […]