This land is a remnant of an old hill-farm and includes sunny south and west facing slopes with excellent forage growing potential. In addition to being productive, it’s a beautiful place, providing inspiration for the work that needs to be done. Since the flock was moved to the land in 2009, projects have included clearing the old hedgerows, rebuilding abandoned stone walls, brushhogging slopes that have grown to shrubs and brush, building a barn, and installing fencing and watering systems. With good grazing and fertilizing, the fields are now productive and growing a nice mix of forage plants for the sheep to eat.
Since we began management of the family flock, we’ve enjoyed getting to know other sheep farmers and learning from them, and we have experimented with various additional breeds and management methods. Working together, we can grow sheep farming in the northeast, where it used to be such an important part of our working landscape and rural economy. While most of the lamb meat we sell is grown here on our farm, we do sometimes buy lambs from some of our farming friends, and sometimes we sell lambs, depending on the season and the flow of supply and demand. We’ve benefited from the knowledge and genetics of numerous farms, and we enjoy helping other farms along as well.