Why Alpaca? To Help Protect Sheep from Dog Attack!

Why Alpaca? To Help Protect Sheep from Dog Attack!

Dogs straying into sheep fields can do untold harm and stress to sheep. We have had a series of incidents over the years of dogs killing sheep in the area which I farm. Only last year within a 2 mile radius of our farm 3 different flocks had sheep killed by...
Sunrise on January 14 2014

Sunrise on January 14 2014

Mackerel skies in a red dawn, purple mountains over blue valleys, frosted fields sparkling rubies at dawns reflection. How to catch the mackerel in the sky? First you must get the gossamer drawn from dragons, then spin this into a net of dreams. Gossamer –...
A New Year & A New Blogging Determination

A New Year & A New Blogging Determination

This is the beginning of a New Year so I am determined to write more blog posts. I have had wonderful encouragement from many different quarters, from farmers new to computers, other Zwartbles breeders, people living in cities as near by as Kilkenny city and as far a...
Ram Confinement

Ram Confinement

After the rams have been out on their own with the ewes for 7 weeks they really can’t stand the sight of each other and can only think to do each other damage. Last year I had one ram nearly kill another as I let them out together too soon after having been with...
Images of November 2013

Images of November 2013

I love the month of November with all the colors in the trees and the crisp mornings. Here are just a few photographs I have taken over the last few weeks.

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