For years our lambs were born outside on pasture in May, which created a high quality life for both the sheep and the shepherd. Plenty of fresh air and new, clean pasture every day meant healthy lambs. Lush pasture, mother’s milk, and a small amount of corn were all our lambs ate. We didn’t feed them antibiotics or hormones to make them grow faster, so all their growth was natural.
Farming is more than just making a profit. It’s protecting the land, working with it rather than against it, improving the soil without chemicals, building on the land’s natural strengths rather than forcing it into inappropriate uses.
We raise animals humanely, treating them with kindness and respect. While we are no longer raising lambs, thanks to changes in our schedule, we still have sheep and use their fleece to make yarn.