Thursday, April 29, 2010

Visit us at Healthy Kids Day event!

Rocky in a rush to get to Healthy Kids Day.

We'll be at Healthy Kids Day at the Neenah/Menasha YMCA--this Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Rocky our mini-mule, Ted the Pony, newborn kid goats, KeNeely and Dora will all be there too. Come and see us!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sheep Shearing Day

Opsie-Daisy before her hair cut.
Or should I should say wool cut?

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How it's done.




Look at all the wool Opsie-Daisy produced. Her fleece now lays on the ground before it is gathered up to give to a local gal who will spin it into yarn. On average a sheep will produce 8.2 lbs. of wool a year.

After the shearing they get a pedicure too!











If you look closely you can see the lanolin on the back of this Suffolk ewe. It wasn't visible when she had her wool but now that she is sheared you can see the yellow lanolin.

Lanolin is a fatty substance obtained from wool and used in soaps, cosmetics, and ointments.




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Once the shearing is done the sheep are let out to run and play.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dora


Meet Dora. Born on 4/5/10. Just one of the new arrivals at the farm waiting to meet you when we open on May 6th.

Dora invites you to celebrate "MOM" on Mother's Day at Mulberry Lane Farm, Sunday May 9th. One FREE Mom per family group!

It's a Girl!

CLOUD
(Short for Thunder Cloud)
Born on Saturday April 10, 2010
Thunder, Cloud's protective mom.

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Cloud at Play
It's amazing how lively a filly can be at just 1 day old!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Hippity Easter from the Mulberry Lane Farm Critters!