How to Make an Old Drafty Barn Weather Tight

Last week, Stella hit our farm with force. Weather maps had been mapping her path as she geared up to be our “biggest snow storm of the season”. Reports for 40 mph winds and frigid subzero degree temperatures put us on high alert. We expected lambs to begin arriving on the cusp of the storm. We had to figure out … Read More

Three Things to Love About Gotlands – Part II

Last week I began a series on three things to love about Gotlands. Gotland sheep are great for family farms. Their personalities make them easy keepers and a joy to be around. In my first post, I shared with you their playfulness and sense of adventure. Today, we will see their desire to converse and form a bond with their … Read More

Three Things to Love About Gotlands: Part I

We have had Gotland sheep on our farm for two years now. In that time, we have discovered many things that we love about Gotlands and their personalities. I thought I would share with you some of our most favorite character traits. Gotland Sheep – Fun Loving & Playful It is a delight to go out and do chores each … Read More

Ask the Shepherd: The Proper Way to Skirt a Fleece

Curls…lustrous gray Gotland curls…that’s what spinners and felters are so eager to get hold of. Though I raise my own Gotland sheep, I too have ventured beyond my own flock in search of these silver ringlets. “One can never have enough,” I tell my husband when he asks why a box of raw fleece arrives in the mail. raw wool … Read More

Favorite Posts of 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close, I thought I would take a peek at which posts you gravitated to the most in 2016. So here they are: Top Shepherding Posts How Can Sheep Survive Bitter Cold Weather-with Vermont winters, our flock must withstand snow, ice, and sometimes subzero weather. Here I shared the unique qualities that allow sheep to adapt … Read More

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