Lamb Shanks or Necks Make Great Soup

Buying a half lamb for the first time, with lamb shanks or necks included, can be a challenge to those who usually cook only chops or roasts. (Shanks are the upper part of front legs.) One of our lamb customers presented us with this fine recipe, great for winter...

Creating Yummy Lamb

  This time of year is dominated by two activities on a sheep farm:  keeping track of the readiness of each lamb to go to market, and preparing the breeding cycle to start again. All species yearn to procreate.   Shepherds just learn to manage that urge.  We want each...

Breeding Sheep Season

  Breeding sheep can be complicated.  Four months, three weeks and four days, or 142 – 148 days: that is the gestation period of a lamb. Our shepherd, Christopher, uses that calculation to determine when to put the rams into the flock. We want our ewes to...

Sheep Have Bad Press

    How many disparaging phrases have you heard about sheep?  “Led like sheep to the slaughter”; “The black sheep of the family”; “A wolf in sheep’s clothing”… “Not fair” says our shepherd Christopher, and we agree. Sheep’s instinct to herd is their...

Foster Lambs, 2012

  First foster lamb eager for a warm, full tummy Lambing on pasture is natural but can be fraught with difficulties that can result in foster lambs,  so we check the several fields of ewes four times a day.  Often we discover a small problem that could become...