After a long, late night of Rodeo I had to get up and go to work with either Mom or Dad. I went with Dad because I could sleep some more on the way to the sale barn. Everything was going normal enough until about 10am. Then I unloaded a gentleman who had some cute but different looking sheep. He called them Southdown Babydolls. I put in a call to Mom who hopped on the internet and googled them. When I heard her say "yes they are fiber" I was happy as a lark. I convinced her I wanted them to mix with my Mohair and she told me she would see what she could do and call me back.
Countryelvis4 was a big help (and man can she keep a secret) because she helped Mom figure out a whole lot of things I didn't understand. Mom has been working to figure out a blend that would be simple enough for me to work with and yet something that would be sellable. Anyway, When Mom called back I got a budget and I was told I could bid. I spent the next two hours trying to get inside to get the bidding done. I had some issues though ... like a young goat that took a liking to head butting me in the mouth and fattening my lip.
Finally I got inside as the sheep ran through. I bid a few times before the auctioneer dropped the gavel and said sold on the first two ewes. Then the next two seemed to go better. When it was over with I was the owner of 4 Southdown Babydoll ewes. I know easy right? Wrong ... today I had to work for everything I got. After I bought the sheep I figured out Dad and I were in the car. Mom had the truck and was over 60 miles away and Dad didn't even have a check to pay for them.... What did I do ... CALLED MOM !!!
Yes Mom worked out a deal real fast to get the sheep picked up and paid for by that evening. I was so tire, hurt and excited I forgot my paycheck. In the mean time Mom was playing online and found the owners of the ewes. In surfting on their site she also found a 2 month old wether for sale and it was only 45 minutes from our house. Mom burned up the phone lines and got us an appointment to see the little guy at the "Oh Dang Farm". You have got to check them out. It is owned by Dennis & Cecilia Yetter and they are just to cool and really nice. Check out their page at http://www.ohdangfarm.com/ While setting up the appointment Mom also found out that they had some extra fleece to sell too.
#1. Indian Tribes ( cherokee, creek, ect)
#2. Famous Indians (Pocahontas, sitting bull, ect)
#3. Indian Clans (bear, deer, ect)
#4. Earth Elements (wind, fire, ect)
Cast your vote here in comments or on Ravelry in the blog thread ... Good night and see you tomorrow with More pictures!!!!