Monty has been promoted!
He did all he could here at Morning Star Meadows Farm, and so when a call went out for a major stud muffin ram with great genetics at Birdseye and Tanner Brooks Farm, Monty knew that he’d fit the bill and had to bid us all adieu.
I am sure he was terribly sorry to leave, but an opportunity like this doesn’t come around too often!
Birdseye and Tanner Brooks Farm is owned by no less than Sam Waterston of “Law and Order” fame! As well as being an amazing and very famous actor, Sam is also a true Gentleman Farmer, in the very best tradition of the old fashioned urbane and scholarly farmers of times past like Jefferson and Washington. He was delight to deal with and farmers in Connecticut should feel honored to call him one of our own! So although we thought twice about letting Monty go, the fact he was going to someone like Sam made us feel more at ease about our decision.
So late this morning Monty had a drink with Boomer, head-butted Drover in a friendly fashion, and jumped into the truck with a little help from Roy and Mark (Sam’s very able, and friendly farm manager) ready to “do his duty” at his beautiful new 250 acre home in Litchfield County, CT.
Sam’s farm has over 100 Icelandic sheep, so Monty knows that he will be “working” hard for his keep.
We will miss him at Morning Star Meadows not just because of his terrific genetics, great appearance (very regal), and parasite reisitance, but also because he was a consumate gentleman with us humans. He was always very respecful and gentle to handle despite his very real capacity to do damage with those beautiful horns with about 150 pounds of mass behind them!
So congralulations Monty. Sam’s gain is our loss. And I am sure that Boomer and Drover will be competing now for “top dog” status on Morning Star Meadows Farm.
Bye Monty……don’t forget to write!