Sunday, 22 April 2012

First Cria of the Year

Busy day yesterday, finished the herd vaccinations before the rain started, that was good. Then whilst we were toe nail clipping our first cria of the year was born, a simply stunning light fawn girl. She is the combination of two Australian parents, included in her pedigree, the highly respected Australian Stud Male, Highlander and Jolimont Commisario, so we are looking forward to seeing her grow up.

Ballantine and her new daughter

With the weather as it was so wet mum and baby spent the night all dry in the barn. She is sporting a nice weatherproof coat, has been out for most of today but back in the barn now as we are again getting torrential rain and a cold wind is blowing. No time this weekend for papercrafting but I have been felt making for eventually creating some flower brooches.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Updating the Website

We have got some much needed rain, but too wet for paddock cleaning today. Have updated the website with new girls for sale, it has been difficult to decide who to choose as we have some lovely girls here our breeding programme is showing such promise. There are mainly whites with some fawns to choose from, select your own starter herd, with Australian Elite Genetics and mated with prizewinning stud males, yet more Elite Australian Genetics their resultant cria will be the start of your own breeding programme aiming for the finest fleeces.
We are eagerly awaiting our first cria of the season, should be any day now, just not today thank you. Plenty to be done but need dry weather, halter training in particular. Off to check on the pregnant mums.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Futurity 2012 Results

Hi The Futurity 2012 results are posted, our boys did us proud. We sent two fleeces and got a first place, a second place and reserve Champion. Well done to Cherwell Leys Tangaroa, keeping up the good work and Cherwell Leys Charnwood Phoenix, Tango will be working as "in house" stud male this season. So excitedly looking forward to next year's cria already, this year's are not on the ground yet, great news is Woody has cria due later this year. We are especially pleased as our boys are up against the best in the white classes and have both done exceptionally well for a small breeder.