We just can’t keep them all to ourselves!
We love our flock – every member of it. But we just can’t keep them all, and we love the fact that we can share these awesome animals with others and encourage new shepherds and shepherdesses in this lifestyle!
That being said, yesterday we bid adieu (ad-ewe?) to 3 of our flock members, Matilda, Esther (now dubbed Marsha) and Coffee.
While we were sad to see them go – especially Matilda who has been with us from day one, we are very happy for their new “person”, a new shepherdess from Massachusetts, who happily has invited us to visit any time and promised me that she would bring her phone out near the pasture for me to talk with them whenever I wished!
Her plan for her flock is to start a small dairy, creating hand crafted cheeses and other sheep’s milk products, like homemade soaps which she can felt with wool from the flock.
Matilda is an awesome milk producer and has been a very devoted mother with her lambs.
Coffee will make a great dad carrying recessive moorit genetics.
Matilda carries the moorit color as well, so that makes for increasing the chances of this beautiful naturally colored wool in their offspring.
Marsha is a spunky sweet yearling ewe who is about to find out that life is not just about all the fun and games she had as a “teenager” as she carries her first lamb or lambs through the winter and delivers them in the spring.
And when the pitter patter of little hooves hits this new farm for the first time in the spring, and she starts milking Matilda and Marsha, and the cycle of shepherding has truly begun – then the rewards will be fully tangible!
We wish her much success!