Shadow Ridge Farm`s Sheep

Lucky Ewe...

This ewe entered our lives in January of 2006 when I received a phone call from the editor of our local small town paper ~ The Priest River Times. She told me there was a sheep stranded a few miles up the highway from us on a ledge of the rock cuts there. Apparently she had slipped down on the ledge someway with no way to climb up or down. Passing motorists were becoming alarmed and several had phoned in to the paper to tell them she was stranded there. 

 

The editor called me and asked me if she could arrange for a rescue if I would be willing to give this sheep a home afterwords. She knew that we raised sheep here along with other livestock and thought I might be a likely candidate to provide a good home for this one once rescued.

 

The rescue was made up of a volunteer veterinarian and the volunteer fire department. One of the volunteers on the fire department is our neighbor~Tom Moore. I want to thank all of these folks for their kindness and time and labor for making this rescue successful! Names of all the individuals elude me as I have to look up the article that was written about this rescue in another of the local papers here. When I locate that I will add it here on my site... 

 

After this sheep reached us somewhat groggy from being sedated we concentrated on what to name her. We put her in a private holding pen so she could better get used to our place and other sheep from a safe distance. It was my dad that came up with the idea of "Lucky Ewe". I loved it!! So...Lucky Ewe it was and is...

 

Pictures can be viewed of Lucky Ewe on the page titled First Poly ABB crossed Lambs...