What is that? Dirt................No..... let me look closer.........
When Tundra was born I thought, oh he has some dirt on his knee....being born outside,just licked off and a bit damp. Well today I was showing off the twins.....I picked up Tundra --much to ma Bella's dismay, he has spots on each ear, a big spot on the side of his knee, down on his foot and a spot on his tail!! His fleece is extra fine and has a bit longer fleece with super crimp. The ram search may be over, whites are said to have softer fleece and he has SPOTS! I will see how he grows. So Gail you are right his sister carries the spot gene. So his full name is Dakota Tundra (for the ND dirt that blows in winter, dirting the snow)
A buyer just left I sold the last of my crossbred sheep. I have 4 Shetland ewes, Shadow with Shade, Bella with Tulla/Tundra. Lily due real soon and Maybeline due in a month. My 4 ewes with lambs will wander my big pasture till mid July when the other 8 Shetland ewes come home.
I love our normal and early Spring........we have been having winter till end of April....first days of May
so this is great weather. With the 2 1/2 inch rain you can watch the garden grow...foot tall iris..day lilies and the trees are opening their leaves,,,,and I just had my first wood tick! so they are out early too.
Jerry Fletcher, Fergus Falls, MN
November 2011 I retired, sold my Shetland flock and moved to town.I live on the edge of Fergus Falls, pop 13,000. Its has been a great choice. My mother, sister, her family and my granddaughter live here. I have a garden shed that I converted into a chicken coop. Its also houses my granddaughter's pet Rabbit. My backyard will be flowers and shrubs.