Uncooperative Photo Subjects – Holiday Edition

We attempted a little holiday photo shoot in the barn this morning with a few of the farm animals. How did it go, you ask?

Opal the Tennessee Fainting Goat was up first. She didn’t want to stay in the shot until she realized she could eat the wreath.


Next came Cocoa, this year’s bottle-fed lamb. Sorry to report that Cocoa is no longer a cooperative photo subject.


Finally, we stuck a bow on Gillie and asked him to sit.


Good dog, Gillie!

Happy holidays to all!

2015 Open Barn Dates Announced

2015 Open Barn Dates

We’re getting ready to host our third annual Open Barn Days at the farm! From 11am to 3pm on April 12th and April 19th, the public is welcome to visit our barn and see this year’s lambs, visit the other animals, and take a farm tour. Bring a picnic lunch and – if the weather is good – while away some time by the creek. If the weather’s bad, there’s always the hay loft!

This is a FREE event! Donations will be gratefully accepted to help defray costs. Look for the jar in the barn.

We’re trying to collect RSVPs, if possible, so that we can have an idea of how many people are planning to come. If you are on Facebook, you can visit one of the event pages and RSVP there. If you’re not on Facebook, a quick note to kate@leapinglambfarm.com with your RSVP would be most appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Visit our Rates & Directions page for directions to the farm.

Early birds and lambs.

Everyone and everything around here just can’t wait for spring, it seems. We’ve had a few arrivals that were earlier than we planned. Well, remember back in September when we found a ewe in with the rams? And then again in October, we caught Deedee in there. So, no surprise, those two have had babies already.

We’ve also got eggs in the incubator, and one lone chick hatched about a week before expected. Well, it’s a rare treat for our guests who stay here in March!

2015 Early Arrivals at Leaping Lamb Farm

2015 Early Arrivals at Leaping Lamb Farm in Alsea

2015 Early Arrivals at Leaping Lamb Farm in Alsea

Scenes from around the farm – Winter 2014/2015

Scenes from Leaping Lamb Farm

Scenes from Leaping Lamb Farm

Saying Goodbye to Two Old Friends

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We had a couple of hard losses on the farm this summer. Tom, our 7 year old Heritage Bronze turkey was starting to decline and he finally reached a point where his quality of life just didn’t overcome his problems any longer. He had a good run, at 7 years old!

Sadly, Goose had such a strong bond with Tom, and we think he was brokenhearted. He followed his best buddy to barnyard heaven a week later, at over 30 years of age.

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Tom and Goose

We will miss these two irascible characters. Farewell, feathered friends…. may there be nothing but sunny pasture wherever you are!

All photographs courtesy Christopher Germano.

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