Calming the sorrow of loss by looking at pictures. Noah, our first breeding ram, a magnificent Jacob, a beautiful sheep soul, died yesterday afternoon.
He came to us 8 years ago from Oregon, Rolling Hills Noah. So completely new to breeding and raising sheep then, we were fortunate he chose our farm to start his life as a breeding ram and to mentor us about handling rams. Such a calm, yet powerful ram.
Always well-behaved for the shearer, each year he gave a gorgeous fleece.
Always gentle and kind with his ladies, letting them eat first.
A legacy of beautiful sheep born of him.
Noah's first offspring, ewes Ayita and Ayasha, first of our Four Winds flock.
His first ram offspring, Chinook and Typhoon.
Oona, Nara and Noah's daughter from last spring.
And we await Noah lambs from two ewes this spring, so his wonderful genetics will live on.
And, he will live on always in our hearts. He taught us so much about how to be shepherds and to love our sheep deeply.
May your sweet sheep soul rest peacefully, Noah.