Currently we have 13 Icelandic sheep, and one 1/2 Icelandic, 1/2 Finnsheep ewe.
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 and 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 means 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.
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.
Andromeda was born to Skye at another farm here in Maine. She is a Finnsheep cross. Her sire was pure Finnsheep and of course, Skye is pure Icelandic. The result is a long, crimpy fleece and a fantastic, Finnsheep personality! We love Skye so much. When the shepherdess we’d gotten her from asked if we wanted her daughter, we said, absolutely! She joined our flock in May 2019. The reunion between Skye and Annie was beautiful. <3
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! (ETA: updated photo of Cicero added 8/2019) 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.