priscilla

Welcome to The Chronicles. I hope you will enjoy my posts about the joys of raising the oldest breed of sheep in the world -- the always intriguing, easy-to-raise Soay sheep. With few exceptions, posts contain what I hope is useful information interspersed with a bit of whimsy. Feel free to comment on anything you find here. If you want to send me a private message, that's okay, too. Send your note to the address on the "contact us" page of our main website (***saltmarshranch-dot-com). Meanwhile, enjoy The Soay Sheep Chronicles! Priscilla

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When to trim Soay ram horns: a pictorial example

When to trim Soay ram horns: a pictorial example

Of the hundreds of questions we’ve been asked over the last 13 years of raising heritage sheep, none is as vexing as “How will I know whether I need to trim a ram’s horns and do I really need to trim his horns?” It’s a rare issue, but when it arises, it matters. A horn […]

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RBST-registered purebred Soay sheep for sale: update

RBST-registered purebred Soay sheep for sale: update

We usually list all our sheep for sale on the big farm website, but that requires Steve to be inside at his desk and right now he’s busy outside getting ready to set our breeding groups, so here goes. We have two adult ewes for sale, both of whom lambed this year for the first […]

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Important notice for users of the Open Flockbook Project online database

If you participate in the Open Flockbook Project or are interested in starting to participate or are wondering what on earth the OFP is, please be aware that we have made an important change in the way we maintain the online database. In a nutshell, instead of entering data piecemeal as it arrives by email, […]

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RBST-registered Soay sheep for sale June 2017

RBST-registered Soay sheep for sale June 2017

Authentic heritage adult Soay sheep available for purchase and delivery now, 2017 lambs available by reservation now with delivery after weaning and acclimation — August or whenever summer heat allows. First the sheep on offer, then the logistics: ADULT RAMS FOR SALE We have one 2015 ram and three 2016 rams ready to breed for […]

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2017 Soay lambs at Saltmarsh Ranch: the first wave

2017 Soay lambs at Saltmarsh Ranch: the first wave

In our 14 years of Soay shepherding we often have been lucky to have really really good photographers on-site to help record the irresistible new lambs. This year is no exception. Here are our first eight heritage sheep — four sets of twins — captured by another worthy visiting photographer. Most or all of these […]

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Notice from the keepers of the Open Flockbook Project

We are sorry to report that the pedigree search function on the OFP website is not working. Steve has tried the easy and obvious fixes and none of them have worked. Now he needs your help. We launched the OFP website in 2005, so the software undergirding the website is a dozen years old. Before […]

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