Farm animals/Spinners - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Farm Forum > Farm Animals

Farm animals/Spinners

This is a discussion on Farm animals/Spinners within the Farm Animals forums, part of the Farm Forum category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-04-2009, 01:51 AM
We recently purchased 36 acres and we ordered Shetland sheep!!! They are very cute multi-purpose meat and wool animals. I will hopefully learn to spin next year.
Sponsored Links
    07-06-2009, 05:50 PM
Green Broke
I have looked into Dorpers, and I have friends who raises them.
    07-08-2009, 04:05 AM
We sell the wool, so nope, no spinning for us :]
    07-17-2009, 09:47 AM
I have 4.

2 are Navajo Churro and Clun Forest crosses. They are extremely docile, wonderful sheep. They are mother/son (son is fixed) and the mother is especially docile. They all get a little upset when we flip them to sheer or clip hooves and she just sleeps or eats grass upside down. I love her!

This is those two in the winter. They are much cuter sheered, but I can't find pictures at the moment.

And these are the other two, I can't remember what they are a cross of.

They're cute to watch, they do the stiff legged jumping/running thing and it's hillarious. I wish I could get it on video one of these days. They are less skiddish/shy than the other two (it's a breed thing). They prefer to have grass and lots of water whereas the other two are a desert breed and they prefer hay and don't drink nearly as much water.

And as for wool, our old shear-er used to bring it to a school for the blind, and when he didn't our neighbor spins so she used it (made me mittens once and I love them!) And this year my boyfriends mother took it and she is going to have it cleaned and spun and use it to make something. So, as far as I know it's really good for spinning!
    07-17-2009, 09:55 AM
Here they are a little less wooly. I'll keep looking around for pictures of them completely shaved.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_0799.jpg (91.6 KB, 57 views)
File Type: jpg 100_0801.jpg (90.7 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg 100_0803.jpg (58.9 KB, 56 views)
    07-17-2009, 10:22 AM
Green Broke
No sheep now, but growing up we always had suffolks and did 4-H with them every year.
    07-18-2009, 06:10 PM
How are your sheeps with the horses? Do you keep them seperate when out? Are they kept in the barn with the horses or do they have there own place? Thanks.
    07-19-2009, 10:59 PM
When we only had one sheep she was with our horse. They did fine together. She had a small pen in his stall. They are now stalled separately and they have separate pens outside.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what animals do u have in all? Larra98 Other Pets 31 04-01-2009 09:36 AM
Job opprutunities with animals Duskylove Horse Talk 4 03-29-2009 06:55 PM
Zion Farm- Equine Retirement Farm JSWiley Barn Maintenance 1 01-31-2009 03:24 PM
some pictures from today of the animals horsey*kisses Horse Pictures 3 10-22-2008 01:46 PM
pictures of my animals!!! moonflame994 Horse Pictures 12 03-03-2008 03:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0