When we started our sheep venture in 2015 one thing that was important to us was to raise quality stock that would be competitive on all levels. With both of us growing up showing livestock we knew that we'd want our kids to one day be able to show as well and we wanted them to be able to be competitive at any level with raised lambs. Showing sheep has proven to be vital to marketing our lambs, but this year has been a bit different... with the arrival of Neely in December we have had to cut back on our shows and therefore we decided to not show at NAILE this year. We decided that we would be spectators for 2018. We enjoyed our time at the 2018 NAILE visiting old friends and making new ones, and can't wait till this little girl is on the green shavings herself! We'll see ya in 2019 NAILE!
Monday, April 2, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
As we have are getting close to lambing we are sitting up the barn and stocking up on supplies. This week we have been hit with our first bout of winter weather for the season. Yesterday the temperatures dipped down into the negatives and the windchill's were well below zero. Even at 8 o'clock this morning the temperature was 1.
It's just pretty unheard of for us to have these type of temps. We are really equipped to dealing with them; our barns and equipment just are set up to handle temps in this range for an extended period of time. Here's to hoping it warms up soon, at least above freezing.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
On Christmas Day Peyton and I welcomed our daughter, Neely, into the world. Neely will be the 5th generation of our family to be raised on our farm. We are thankful for our little Christmas blessing and excited begin our life as a family of three.