My husband John and I started raising sheep back in spring of 2012. We started with 20 Dorper ewes and a registered Katahdin ram we purchased from Howard and Lavonne Brown. We spent hours talking to Howard getting advice on everything from vaccinations and dogs. We are very grateful to both Howard Brown and Mark Dennis for helping us over the years to get to where we are today.
Update: We now are running 117 ewes and 4 rams. Of our original ewes we kept only one ewe. We started out raising Dorper/Katahdin mix sheep, however our flock is now made up of 3/4 to registered Katahdin ewes making up the majority of the flock. We have been slowly moving towards our goal of 75% of all ewes to be registered. We have heavily culled the past few years through our ewes keeping only the best of the best We are very proud of our current flock of ewes. We are currently using Anatolian Shepherds as guardian dogs with our flocks on pasture.
Maximus the cat, pictured along with 8 other farm cats, do their best to keep the rats and mice population down. Jasmine and her two pups Priapus and Kratos protect our flock that is kept about a mile from our farm headquarters.
We currently have a few goals we are striving for: increase the speed to market, improve flock genetics, continue to produce outstanding registered rams and ewes.