Tips for Starting Your First Flock of Sheep

With summer on our heels, I have had many inquiries from people wanting to add sheep to their farms or homesteads. I thought I would bring this blog post, written a couple of years ago, to the forefront on tips for starting your first flock of sheep. Here are some of the typical questions people new to sheep ask me. … Read More

Twelve Reasons Why You Might Be a Shepherd at Heart

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They say that people in the same profession often share common traits and interests. Over my years of shepherding, I have certainly found this to be true among sheep people. So if you are wondering if you just might be a shepherd at heart, read on. Here are twelve reasons why you might be a shepherd at heart: you walk … Read More

Ask the Shepherd~Starting Your Own Sheep Farm

Welcome to the first official post in my “Ask the Shepherd” monthly feature. The best place to start in most things is at the beginning, so my first post is dedicated to those who work full time jobs, but dream of owning their own fiber farm one day. It can be difficult to know where to begin. Here is an … Read More

Dreaming of Your First Flock of Sheep?

Are you dreaming of owning your first flock of sheep one day? If so, read this first. When the calendar marks the first day of Spring, our thoughts turn towards the hope of summer, gardens, and a longing for new life. This time of year, I receive many inquiries about lambs from people who want to start their own little … Read More