[Jacob-list] re: lending out our ram
wolfpen at rabun.net
Wed Nov 29 19:29:23 EST 2000
Long day - should have read "lending out YOUR ram." We are cutting lumber this week and have
just had company for four days, so my typing is as tired as I am!
Mary & Mary Ellen - Spahr Farm Lorraine and Rockies Sophia are both showing their pregnancies.
So we are counting down the days until the first lamb.
On Wed, 29 Nov 2000 12:38:33 -0500, linda wrote:
> Besides the health considerations, you might want to think how you'll feel when someone
>points to one of the crossbred lambs and says "oh, that's from Sharon's registered Jacob
>stock." Many, many of the Georgia so-called Jacobs have Barbados fairly close up in their
>backgrounds and have been passed off to uneducated buyers as full blooded Jacobs. People see
>the crossbred lamb, maybe with spots and horns, and recognize it as a Barb cross and wonder
>what's hiding in YOUR lines.
> I loved the cat story. In an old Spin-Off, someone wrote that anyone that spins and owns
>cats ends up spinning cat fur accidently as a result of cats doing their own style of fiber
>blending while rolling in the fiber basket.
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 23:47:23 EST, wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I need some advice from someone more experienced in sheep raising etiquette
> >than I am. Someone near me who runs a petting zoo of sorts has 5 Barbados
> >ewes, and he wants to borrow, for a fee, our Jacob ram to breed them. I
> >don't really want to do it as I don't want to expose the ram to the diseases
> >or parasites that the other sheep could possibly have. I also don't want his
> >sheep here for the same reason, and also since we have no grass after this
> >year's drought. Am I being overly cautious? He kept referring to my Jacobs
> >as "Jacobson sheep" even though I several times referred to them as Jacobs.
> >It sort of bugged me. I know I don't have to do anything I don't want to,
> >but would it be unreasonable or rude to refuse?
> >On an amusing note, to follow up the thread on animal tales and fiber
> >stuff...Last night we had a power outage for about 4 hours as a result of a
> >squirrel playing on the power lines. We live in a 150 year old farm house
> >with fireplaces, so we had a fire going to keep warm and I decided to spin
> >Patchwork Dixie's wool by the light of an oil lamp and candles. Very cozy.
> >Just like the olden days, I thought. It wasn't very bright, but I could see
> >enough to spin. I haven't been a spinner for very long, so I am not very
> >fast, but I seemed to be zooming through the predrafted rolags I was using.
> >I was patting myself on the back for improving so much. When the lights came
> >on I found big hunks of several of the rolags on the floor that the kitten
> >had secretly torn off as they hung over the side of my leg as I was spinning.
> > She even had one wrapped around her as evidence. So much for my explosive
> >growth in spinning expertise.
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