We currently have a flock of 13 Shetland ewes that we are raising mainly for fiber, but also for breeding stock and dairy!
One reason we chose Shetland sheep is because they are on The Livestock Conservancy's list of conservation priority heritage breeds, in addition to their smaller size and wide range of colors!
Our sheep are: Pumpernickel, Pistachio, Pecan, Parsley, Paige, Pepper (yearlings); Storm, Sienna, Sweet Pea (4-year olds); Ember & Evergreen (twins, pictured left), and Equinox (2020 lambs).
We have a jennet (female) donkey named Clover, who is adorable, friendly, and helps us take care of our sheep by acting as a guardian animal.
We have both loved equines since childhood and are excited to finally have one of our own!
We have two mini Irish Jersey cows named Lily (mama cow) and Thistle (calf).
In our efforts towards sustainability and self-sufficiency, Lily provides us (and Thistle!) with just enough milk for the two of us, and sometimes enough to share!