Joe Emenheiser took this photo in Vermont. It is not every day you can get them lined up with such precision. Our 2612 ram is second from left. All the rams are British genetics.
I did not take this picture either. North Country sheep in Scotland on the North Sea shore at Brora in Sutherland. Caithness coast in the distance. Came off the Brora Golf course website.
They call this 'Mutton Bustin"
Virginia State Fair, Richmond. The one that stays on longest wins. This lad's ride may soon be terminated.
Segregation 2008 - the new sheep flocks in Highland County.
Suffolks right, North Country left.
They got over it.
Julie with Junior,
Our right hand man for 21 years in the Graham Building, main cattle barn.
North Carolina State Fair. Raleigh.
Champion Angus female, Sugar Loaf, VA
North Carolina State Fair
That is the set up we want - pretty heifer.
The original guard dogs, sisters Red and Blue, Great Pyrenees x Maremma x Anatolisn Shepherd bred by our buddy Ron Fletcher in West Virginia.
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
Dallton Bennett left, myself, Joe Emenheiser, and John Scott. We were picking up the last of John's Suffolks He got into Dorper sheep. Dalton,Joe and I partnered on the MacCauley 2612 ram
Highland King as a lamb. He sold to WV. We bought him back 2 years later and sold him to Tennessee. From there he went to Alabama. We got him back again and sent him as a bonus with 30 ewes to DeWitts in Minnesota, by this time 8 years old. He sired two lamb crops in Minnesota before checking out Mature picture on "ABOUT" page.
A good old ewe with her triplets. She raised them all.
Myself with Reagan and Bob Rodgers, West Virginia State Fair. Her late dad Tom and I were best friends. She is now a vet. Tom would be proud. Looks like Bob's donuts might be a tad greasy.
With respected Virginia cattle guru Randall Updike. We were photographing sale cattle which he was marketing with Marshal Livestock Exchange.
KENNY Karakachan Guard dog, breed from Bulgaria but he was born near Renick,WV.
Pictured as a yearling, I cannot imagine too many coyotes want to rumble with him. Note the short tail.
Sale bulls at John Mitchell's Falling Springs Farm Hot Springs,VA where I worked 8 years from 1999. These are Salers bulls-the picture was cover on the American Salers magazine.
Showboating with Robbie McNabb and his girls, Bobbie and Miranda after we won Supreme ram at the West Virginia sale in 2012. Robbie is a top showman with his young helpers.
Our Suffolk foundation ewes from John Scott, Princeton,West Virginia
Powerhouse stud ram in the Susan Davies flock in Maryland, the same flock I founded with Mr.Willis in 1966. Check out the fleece on this lad.
They found a nice fluffy dry bed.
We had this black lamb out of two white North Country parents. I have seen a few black ones in Scotland, but not in U.S.A. before
A ewe bred as a lamb getting the job done. We sold her to Steve McHale, a Chieftain daughter with lambs by High Road 0085
I thought this would make a nice shot to enter in the ASI magazine photography contest. I liked it better than the judges.
Robbie McNabb tunes up one of our ewe lambs at the West Virginia State Fair
Three crossbred ram lambs that made a splash at the VA ram performance test and sale
by High Road 0085. Res. Champion WV sale,
sold to Susan Davies, Maryland, with judge Brad Kasler and Bobbie McNabb.
Sire of MacCauley 2612, son of Stockton Supersire 95, photo courtesy of Mr. Warren Kuhl.
North Country yearling ewes,
sold to Bruce and Robin DeWitt, Minnesota
West Virginia State Fair rogues gallery.
left to right: Devon Johnston, John Spiker, Macqueen, John Johnston, Billy Morgan.
We imported semen on this ram from Canada, and used him A.I. We got a good son we used 2 years, then sold the remaining semen to Alan Batt in Idaho. British genetics.
Smokey and her kittens.
Head cat, John Mitchell farm,
Smokey is laid back as usual, but the kittens had never seen a person before, and are keeping a low profile.
THIS IS OUR GRAND-NIECE, LUCIE TAKEN IN HER YOUNGER DAYS.
HER EXPRESSION MADE ME THINK OF THE CAPTION THAT WOULD SUIT. LUCIE CAME FROM CHINA AS A BABY, AND IS DOING GREAT.