This farm was re-cleared in the 1990's by Jim's dad, Gene, and Jim. It was hayed once a year.
Jim works fulltime but now we strive for three cuttings to provide a very palatable grass hay for rabbits and guinea pigs as well as our sheep.
Norma graduated from Cornell University in the fall of 2000 as a returning adult student and is now semi-retired but fully involved in the sheep flock which she began in 2004.
Composted sheep manure is used to fertilize hay fields and build garden soils on this shale hillside. Sheep are grazed from April to December on pastures and hayfields and also browse, keeping fencelines clear of invading honeysuckle.
Our goal is to improve our small farm naturally, improve the quality of our flock by selection of characteristics desired, make decisions involving the animals with intelligence and humanity, provide quality animals and support to those starting out or adding to flocks and provide quality wool products to customers. Most importantly ... to live on this earth connecting to nature and living simply and in tune to the lives around us.