A few years ago, while looking at a group of ewe lambs at Foggy Meadow Farm on North Haven Island, Maine, we spotted a chunky ewe lamb and commented that the owner should “keep an eye on that one”. Our comments were followed with a quip from the owner “well she’s for sale”. It didn’t take long to decide on that one. “Haven” was soon on the ferry to Rockland, and headed for Waldoview Farm. A steady twin producer, parasite resistant, with a rock-solid body, makes her one of our top producers on grass. Her performance data appear rather disappointing, as is often the case with few relatives in NSIP and no daughters with lambs to date in our system. Also, the growth rate of her lambs is deceptive (as seen in their EBVs). They are average or even below average among their contemporaries through 4 months, but by 7 or 8 months, they have thickened naturally on grass. We’ve watched this for several seasons now, and finally started keeping promising ewe lambs hoping that they too would fatten nicely by end of summer….. and they did.