Hey that’s me! 🙂
This story isn’t as much about me is it is about our farm and how we got started…
The story begins when I was 9 years old. I joined 4-H and began my journey with showing sheep. I started with just a couple of market lambs that I raised from spring until the end of our county fair in August.
I really loved 4-H! And a few years into it, I wanted so badly to raise my own sheep. It took a few years and a lot of proving that I could do the hard work… to finally convince my dad to start a flock.
When searching for a flock, I fell in love with these adorable, wooly sheep that were smaller than most breeds. Shetland Sheep. So without much of plan, except to have my own, year-round 4-H project, we purchased a few Shetlands to start our flock.
Our first lambing season is one I will never forget! The joy of seeing life born into the world from the sheep that I had cared for was incredible!
Each year, our flock slowly grew. The largest number that we’ve had is close to 40 head of sheep. This is pretty much the highest we can handle on our “small” farm. We currently have around 20 with several expecting mothers due any day now.
As I’ve grown up and moved away, one of the hardest parts is leaving behind the farm. After graduating, I went to college to study agriculture and public policy. Agriculture is where my passion is. Throughout college, and now that I’ve graduated and live away, I still try to be home as much as possible. Partly to see my family and partly to be involved with the farm.
When I’m away from the farm, I’m thankful to have a job still working the agriculture industry.
In my free time, I still help out at the farm. Especially during lambing season 😉 I also help on the weekends with our craft shows and do a tiny bit of knitting myself.
I also run the social media and marketing for our farm. So if you see posts, most of the time they come from me! Any suggestions for what you would like to see more of are always welcome! 🙂
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