Hickory Hill Farm
"Natural color, naturally raised, naturally good sheep."

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April 2001

Recently our flock of 52 adults were given their yearly shearing by Ray Chapman, Jr. of Edinburg, Virginia. With impending chance of rain, our luck held and all the sheep were sheared. The adults have been enjoying the freedom from the extra fleece, prancing like lambs and moving more comfortably from pasture to pasture.

Alpha with her single Duchess
Alpha with her single Duchess
Bonnie with her single Delores
Bonnie with her single Delores

The lambs have been learning to eat from the "creep", which means that they have started to enjoy the pleasures of grain that is placed for them where their mothers can't get in to reach it. All the lambs are still nursing and two of the smallest triplets, Delight and Diana, are being bottle fed twice a day.

Delight bottle fed
Al feeding Delight
Delight and Diana bottle fed
Al feeding Delight and Diana

The change of size since birth of this year's lambs is amazing to see. It is hard to believe how fast they grow!

Betsy's Single two days old
Two days old
Betsy's Single 10 weeks old
10 weeks old
Betsy and her single Dreamer.

Al and Pat Hays, Hickory Hill Farm
447 Whitacre Road, Gore, VA 22637-2144
lambs4me@hickoryhillfarmsheep.com (Pat)
alhays@hickoryhillfarmsheep.com (Al)
(540) 888-4348