Mom and Dad began raising sheep back in 1985 when they acquired a small flock of purebred Shropshires. They wanted something to "keep the weeds down." They bought a few more here and there and soon had a flock of close to 50. A couple of llamas were added to the mix and then they realized they needed to downsize.
We planted the fields in trees, eliminated the llamas and switched our focus from meat sheep to wool. We have a few Shetlands, a Coopworth, an Icelandic Jacob/Shetland mix, a Romney and a Rambouillet. We jacket the sheep while we are feeding hay to keep as much vegetable matter as possible out of their fleeces. It is our intention to concentrate on producing quality wool which we process into roving, yarn, and quilt batts.