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by Sylvia Murray
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Border Collie pups
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Border Collie pups

My daughter, Sarah, who is now living in Nevada has 2 male pups available. One is tri-colored and the other is B&W. They were born 7/7/2017 and are toddler broke by a 2.5 & 1 year old. She is shipping a different pup to me and the guy will discount more than one going to the same location, i...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri May 08, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Romneys for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Romneys for Sale

I have too many sheep for my pasture here in SE CT so with great difficulty I have selected some brood ewes ages 2-4 yrs, a white color carrying yearling, a NC ewe lamb, a pink nosed not gonna get registered white color carrying but will have a very nice fleece ewe lamb, and a recessive ram lamb. If...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Markets and marketing
Topic: Value added wool products
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Value added wool products

I have never figured out the sniffers as the wool has been scoured in the process and doesn't smell like a sheep. Maybe they are sniffing to make sure it doesn't carry a hint of mothballs? I had Green Mt do a bunch a VERY long time ago when 3 of us got together. We had some dyed and it was a beautif...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Markets and marketing
Topic: Pricing question
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Pricing question

Depends on what your agreement was with the lady when you borrowed him. Did the old Black Romney ram die while in your care? If so you might consider giving her one of them as a good faith offer. Otherwise you could consider that if you were to sell them as breeders for someone who shows Natural Col...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: bioTrack/ bioFlock
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: bioTrack/ bioFlock

I received this in my email today as webmaster for ctsheep.com. so I would think they intended me to offer it to our web visitors. "BIO sheep program-Management tools everywhere, all the time! A webinar to show different ways of viewing data in the bioTrack sheep program. We will be looking thr...
by Sylvia Murray
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Prolapse harness
Replies: 23
Views: 3442

Re: Prolapse harness

Brian I would use real sheepskin except that I don't happen to have one to cut up :) My lambs are all sporting wool blanket coats this year as I hate to use heat lamps, even though I have one of Premier's, they are a last resort. Knock on wood we've had -13 with wind chill on top of that and so far ...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Prolapse harness
Replies: 23
Views: 3442

Re: Prolapse harness

When I have used the prolapse harness I would put those fake sheepskin seatbelt neck protectors on them under the leg. They are velcro all the way up and come off easy to wash.
by Sylvia Murray
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Testing Lamb Parentage
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Testing Lamb Parentage

Coat of Many Colors is her second book, the first being A Breeder's guide to Recessive Color in Romney Sheep . I would stick with the one you have ordered as it talks more about the other breeds. It also has much better pictures than the first book. She is lambing right now so maybe that's why you ...
by Sylvia Murray
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Testing Lamb Parentage
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Testing Lamb Parentage

As I re-read what I've written it comes out sounding snooty and I don't mean it to be so please take this as a series of questions just prodding for more information that can lead to better answers. From what you wrote I can't decide if you want to know from the lambs born in this group that are nat...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Need another hay feeder....
Replies: 19
Views: 5121

Re: Need another hay feeder....

I think another reason the smaller bales are more common here is that many people don't have tractors with the bigger hp needed to handle the bigger bales. We put our wrapped bales up on pallets this year which made it handy to put a set of forks on the 3 point hitch and pick them up to move them. W...
by Sylvia Murray
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Solar Panel for Barn Lighting?
Replies: 18
Views: 3866

Re: Solar Panel for Barn Lighting?

I'm stashing this info for future use as I'm going to have a pasture with electricity out of the question in a few years. Most of the year I am doing morning chores in the dark and started with the hat clip version. The round flat batteries it took were expensive and sometimes hard to find and neede...
by Sylvia Murray
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Markets and marketing
Topic: Increasing Lamb Popularity and Use
Replies: 16
Views: 3422

Re: Increasing Lamb Popularity and Use

Pun intended??? LOL "....how easily you can move lamb if you piggy back it...."
by Sylvia Murray
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Cold Weather Water Hoses
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Cold Weather Water Hoses

An old friend who had had polio as a young boy and had a bad limp fastened plastic pipe to his barn wall with enough pitch to it and fed the hose through it so it wouldn't sag. On longer runs where he had more than one hose he left a space between the pipes so he could disconnect the hoses. Sure you...
by Sylvia Murray
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Laser eye surgery - any experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

Re: Laser eye surgery - any experience?

Sorry but I'm just catching up. I haven't had laser surgery. Have friends who have and their experiences are like the other replies here...some great and some not so great. I had an eye doctor who is in to natural things and went through all kinds of contacts but the dust from driving through gravel...
by Sylvia Murray
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Shearing combs
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

Re: Shearing combs

I don't know if it's worth it but you can buy just the 3" head and put it on your motor. I did that many years ago with one of two sets of 2.5" ones an old guy getting out of sheep gave me. That size is good however if you shear lambs as they get around in the smaller areas better. Mid-Sta...

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