Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Hail To The King! A Welcome to HRH Bluff Country Skittles!
As I write this, our new Senior Flock Sire, Bluff Country Skittles, is making his way Westward with his Interim Mum, Kim Nikolai (aka Kimberwood Shetlands)! He's "On Holiday" with Kim until she makes her journey towards Wyoming next week. We'll meet her in western WY to transfer Skittles to our vehicle, then it's the final leg to his new home here at Sheep Thrills.
Skittles comes to us from Nancy Krohn and her Bluff Country Shetlands in Minnesota. I have never met Nancy in person, but we've talked on the phone and emailed back and forth and I can say that she has come to become a friend to me and a kindred spirit. We share alot in common and I can hardly wait for her and her DH to come for a visit.
Nancy's breeding program is one to be admired and Skittles is a fine example of the quality Nancy has developed in her animals. Animals of this quality take a lot of hard work, perseverance toward a goal, and a little bit of luck and help from Mother Nature. I can't say enough about the quality of Shetland Sheep Nancy strives for. Her animals are known for their near-perfect conformation, temperment, fleece and now, HST - or Head, Socks, Tail spotting. While Skittles has greatly contributed to Nancy's breeding program, it was time for her to concentrate on her goals with another ram, Bluff Country Apocalypse. Paco is Skittles' son and a great example of Nancy's goals in the flesh. I can't say enough about her and I am glad to count her as a friend. And I can hardly wait to meet Kim, as well. I hope we'll have enough time to get to know each other and chat a bit. Kim is another breeder I admire with a wonderful flock of quality Shetlands. I can't say enough good things about a person who volunteers to assist another person get a good start on a flock just by giving "Himself" a ride and taking care of him along the way. I can only hope that one day I can repay this kindness!
Skittles will have a new harem to minister to this coming fall and the problem is: I can hardly wait for spring!
Posted by Kathy at 1:39 PM