Currently we have 15 Icelandic sheep. We added this lovely Icelandic ram, from Vermont, to our flock in August 2018. He is the sire of our 2019 lambs! Now that he has proven (again) to have done his job, he’ll be moving on to a new farm to give them beautiful lambs. If interested in him, please use the contact us form and we’ll answer any questions.
Gumi [goo•me] is an incredibly handsome guy. He is a moorit (brown) with spotting! For those who haven’t studied Icelandic sheep genetics I’ll quickly explain the importance of this. Moorit is recessive to black and all Icelandics have a base color of brown or black. If we had a Ram with a black base color (quite common) we’d likely have all black lambs (although mouflon, badgerface or spotting patterns may keep them from appearing black). Also spotting is recessive. If he didn’t have the spotting gene at all, it wouldn’t show in any lambs. Since he has it, it means he has a double copy. Sigga & Freyja also have spotting so their lambs will be spotted.
Update: Gumi has done his job here at the farm! His awesome personality came through with even our wildest ewe, Freyja, giving us a sweet ram lamb. His colors also proved to be the asset we’d hoped it would be. Our 2019 lambs are varied and lovely! Gumi is currently FOR SALE! Please contact us for more info!
This is Sigga. She was born in 2014, although she has never been bred. She was the product of an unplanned breeding at her farm of origin. Sigga was born late in the year and therefore grew slowly. She is part of our original flock, purchased in Nov 2017. Since she was never pregnant at her farm of origin and never conceived despite Gumi’s best efforts, it is fair to assume she is unable to carry lambs. She remains as the wise grandma of our flock.
Frigg is our smallest ewe, but that doesn’t keep her from being in charge often! She was born in April 2017. She is the friendliest of all our original ewes and comes running to us every time we come near their paddock or into the barn. She is part of our original 2017 flock. On April 4th, 2019, I looked at our sheep cam and thought Hilde’s lambs were trying to nurse Frigg. I ran to the barn and to my amazement found her nursing her twin lambs! She is the only ewe who managed to sneak in lambing between barn checks! She obviously did a beautiful job as took to mothering wonderfully. She had a ram and a ewe lamb, Belethor (black solid) & Runa (black badgerface, like mom). Runa was named by our 12 y.o. daughter and “belongs” to her. 🙂
Freyja is our beautiful, spotted lady. She was born in April 2017 and is part of our original flock. She has an impeccable build which she passed along to her twin lambs, a ewe, Drifa (black spotted, like mom) & a ram, Ulfric (moorit spotted, like dad). Her ram lamb was so perfect it hurt a bit turning him into a fiber wether but, it means he’ll have a forever home here with us. <3
Hilde started out as the most timid of all our ewes. She warmed up though and now has a fantastic personality. Hilde has a beautiful fleece. She was also born in April 2017 and is part of our original flock. On March 21st, 2019 she gave us 2 ram lambs, Bjorn & Cicero, both solid moorit. She had no complications, lambing and nursing like an old pro. With her lambing when she did, it mean Gumi covered her the very first day he went in with the ewes in October!! She proved her worth this lambing season in every way she could.
Skye joined our flock in June 2018. She was born in March 2016. She had her first lambs, ewe and ram lamb twins, in 2018. They were Finnsheep crosses. Her previous owner said she was a fantastic mother. We met her lambs who were indeed large and thriving. Her coloration and markings are wonderful. We were quite happy to add another moorit to the flock, with the added bonus of spotting! Even more than her coloration, we are excited to have her pass along her incredible personality. She would stand out to anyone visiting our flock as she’d likely be the only one to come say hello! Skye is as sweet as they come. On April 6th, 2019, Skye had a very difficult lambing. Our neighbor, an experienced shepherdess, came up and pulled the first lamb, a very large ewe we named Aurora. Next, I (Misty), assisted in delivering a HUGE ram lamb, we named Borealis. Both are moorit spotted but, Borealis is almost entirely white. Aurora has a distinctive brown stripe across her nose and face. I can’t convey how emotional her lambing was. We were shocked that both lambs survived and were perfectly healthy. Skye required some extra attention to recover from the difficulty but she returned to her happy self within a few days. She is obviously a pro at nursing as Borealis is now the largest lamb in the flock!!
Runa is Frigg’s ewe lamb. She was born on April 4th, 2019 and weighed 6.35 lbs. Being born to our smallest ewe, she was a very decent size. She has been strong from day one and is gaining a little over 1/2 a lb per day. She is a black badgerface and is Belethor’s twin.
Aurora was born on April 6th, 2019 to Skye. She weighed 9.2 pounds at birth and is twin to Borealis. She is a moorit spotted.
Drifa was born on April 8th, 2019 to Freyja. She weighed 8.9 lbs at birth and is twin to Ulfric. She is a black spotted, like her dam.
Our Fiber Wethers
Flóki was a very impractical purchase. That being said, he is absolutely wonderful. He came from a different farm than the ewes. He was an unplanned lamb and was born in June 2017. He will likely never be full size so he wasn’t a worthy sire. We had him wethered so he could be our pet, fiber wether, and a companion for our ram. Bonuses are his charming personality and beautiful fleece! Another interesting bonus: when researching the genetics of our ram, Gumi, we only checked him against our ewes as that was all that mattered. Turns out, Gumi is Flóki’s uncle! 😀
Bjorn & Cicero are Hilde’s twin ram lambs. They deserve their own listings and I’ll get that at some point! They were our first pure Icelandic lambs born on the farm, on March 21st, 2019. Bjorn was born first and weighed 7.3 lbs. Cicero weighed 6.7 lbs. They are both moorit solids with beautiful chocolate fleece!!
Belethor was born on April 4th to Frigg. He weighed 6.5 lbs at birth. He is a black solid and is twin to Runa. I’m very excited about his incredible fleece!!
Borealis was born on April 6th to Skye and weighed almost 11 lbs at birth. He is a moorit spotted and is twin to Aurora. His fleece will be wonderful since I can dye it any color I’d like!
Ulfric was our last lamb born in 2019, on April 8th, to Freyja. He weighed just under 9 lbs at birth. Even though his dam is black spotted, he managed to get that recessive moorit gene that had been quiet for a few generations. He is a moorit spotted with an incredible build. He would have made a fine sire for any flock. Instead of dealing with marketing him or having to say goodbye though, he will stay with us forever as a handsome fiber wether. He is Drifa’s twin.