Houston Livestock Show 2019
Awesome wins at the first annual Southdown Babydoll Showfest in Missouri. Steven did a fabulous job in working with his sheep and showing. We entered 13 sheep and he managed to win 21 ribbons, 1 cup, and one first place buckle for showing the sheep. We also entered 10 fleeces for competition and managed to win 9 ribbons for our wool!
We've worked at getting the State Fair of TX to accept our sheep for showing. AND WE MADE IT!!!! May not place or win any ribbons but by George we made it!! PHEW!!!! You would NOT believe how difficult this journey has been. Set up the pens, dressed the ewes, and took this pic of my ewes while the boys went home to get the ram. YEA!!!! Tomorrow we clean them up some more and put their little leggins on. :) Show on Fri. YEA!!!! Wish you all could come out and support Steven. Next years goal is to win! Lo and behold----of the 6 sheep taken to the State Fair of Texas in 2016----ALL 6 WON RIBBONS!!!! Even though they competed with much bigger commercial farms/ranches and standard size sheep----they still won!!! YEA!!!
What a pretty little caramel tip FP Harlequin ewe . Camellia was born as a twin to Dahlia on 3/30/19 weighing only 7 1/2#@ birth. Her mom is our caramel tip Tulip and dad is Winston. Steve wants to keep this one for his next project show lamb. Such a sweet little girl.
Our sweet Adder was born on April 11, 2014. He is a black Southdown Babydoll sheep. We fell in love with him immediately. We purchased him but could not bring him home till he was completely weaned and we needed to find another sheep for him to bond with. Sheep do not do well as solitary animals. They need to be a part of a sheep flock. Full grown now at just 19" at the shoulder, Adder is the prince of the pasture.
Violet 3/7/15-6/23/15. Our little Violet crossed the rainbow bridge on 6/23/15. During the very short time she was with us she stole our hearts. But I can proudly say I cared for and personally held the lamb I know Jesus is now holding. It was an honor and blessing to have her here for even a short while. RIP little Violet. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Tulip is a very pretty caramel and white Harlequin ewe born on 11/14/14. Tulip joined our herd on August 3, 2015. Welcome to our family Tulip! Breed champion at 2015 Chico buckle show!
Our very first lamb born on the ranch. Thistle was born on 3/29/16 @ 3:10 p.m. 7# 14 oz. out of Pansy and Adder. Beautiful ram lamb.
Buttercup is a black Southdown Baby Doll ewe born 3/28/16 purchased from Livestock Hobby Farm in Missouri on Aug. 14, 2016. Buttercup was also entered into the Pan Am Livestock show at the Texas State Fair this year as a spring ewe lamb. Buttercup won 4th place!
Marigold is a pretty little off white Southdown Baby Doll ewe born 4/16/15 and bought from Livestock Hobby Farm in Missouri.
Our first true bottle baby. Southdown Babydoll ewe Rosie born on 3/27/17. Mom Sweet Pea dad Adder. Weighed 7# @ birth and 20# @ 5 wks. Sweet Pea would not nurse her at birth so little Rosie is TOTALLY bonded to us and loves playing with Sofie & Tink when she comes into the house.
Pretty little Lilac was born on 3/30/17 out of Marigold & Adder. Off white Southdown babydoll ewe with an adorable fuzzy face. She weighs just 17# @ 5 wks. old.
Wolfsbain is a gorgeous spotted Harlequin ram lamb with beautiful blue eyes!!! Born to Poppy & Winston on 3/18/17 and weighs 25# @ 6 1/2 wks. Definitely a keeper! Hope he passes down those beautiful baby blues! Wolfsbain won 2nd place pair of ram lambs along with Cosmo at the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo Open Breeding Sheep Show: ORB 2018 and also won 5th place as Ram lamb.
Cosmo is a Harlequin Ram born on 3/22/17 to our Hyacinth and Onslow. Weighing 9# @ 3 days. Cosmo won 2 place in the Ram Lamb class of open breeding sheep show ORB @ Houston Livestock Show 2018 He also won second place in Pair of Ram Lambs with Wolfsbain. Cosmo was our first ever export and now resides in Canada!
Mystic is a beautiful blue eye caramel tip Harlequin ram born 3/19/17 to our Peony and Winston. Weighing 12# @ 3 days. Mystic has also been sold and now resides in California!
Almond is a cute little off white Southdown Babydoll ram born to our Iris and Adder on 3/28/17 and weighing 10# @ 3 days. Almond, Iris, Violet, Sweet Pea, & Poppy won 3rd place exhibitors flock @ the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Open Breeding Sheep Show: ORB 2018
Strawberry (a very pretty Harlequin ewe ) was purchased as a package deal from a breeder in Pennsylvania in July, 2018