Goat and Sheep Photos

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Elka Looking out the Window

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Ginger and Goliath

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The Goats Enjoying Hay

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Peppy

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Shadow

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Daisy and Jemimah

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Lambi

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The Sheepies

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Emma and her Lamb; Jemimah

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Lambs!

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Little Horn with Lambs

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The Boys with Elka and Frida

Sheep Shearing

Shearing Jacob sheep is always an exciting part of each year.  We get to see how each animal has faired over the winter months, see who looks like they are bred, and get LOTS of new wool to work with over the rest of the year.

The sheep must stay completely dry a few days before they are shorn to get a quality fleece.

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Sheep staying dry before shearing

When you shear the sheep, you want to do it with the least stress on the animal and you.  That means that you don’t want to be wrestling with the sheep, so it is really important to hold the sheep in a way that it feels comfortable and does not struggle.

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Lenore shearing Little Horn

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Almost done!

After the sheep are sheared, they must stay warm and dry until their metabolism adjusts to not having a fleece to keep them warm.

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Emma and Little Horn staying warm and dry after shearing

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Lambi and the other ewes

 

 

New Babies!

We are excited here on Our Father’s Gift farm as we see beautiful animals born with lots of potential.

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Dickens on the Square Christmas Parade

Hartsville TN Christmas Parade 2015


 

Alfred (Goat) and Sunshine (Carting Dog) lining up.

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Sunshine on the go.

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Alfred did awesome in this, his first parade, and helped people remember the real reason for Christmas.  So many people were surprised and delighted to see a goat in the parade and a dog pulling a wagon.  After the parade was over, Alfred stayed and let people pet him and learn more about goats.  For some of these people, it could have been the first time in their lives that they’ve petted a real goat.   We are looking forward to next year!

Eggplant Mini Pizzas

Eggplant Mini Pizzas

This recipe is an all-time favorite in our family due to its quick preparation and wonderful taste! Grain and gluten free.   Serves 4-6 people.

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Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Take one large eggplant, wash, then slice into 1/2 inch thick circles.  Do not peel.  Arrange slices on a baking sheet.   Paint each slice with olive oil until it looks wet. 

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  Eggplant with olive oil. 

Next paint each slice generously with spaghetti sauce.

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 Sprinkle parmesan cheese, salt, basil, and onion powder on top each slice.

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Place the eggplants in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until well browned and soft.

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