FOR SALE, FROM OUR SHEEP!
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MEET OUR SHEEP
Gotland sheep are a heritage breed from the Swedish island of the same name. They’re alert, medium-sized animals with curly pelts, naturally short tails and friendly personalities. They’re also remarkably low-maintenance: they get all the food they need just from their pasture.
Plus, they’re a “triple purpose” breed: great for meat, fiber and pelt. Their wool is lustrous, long and very soft, like that of Angora goats. Spinners and felters go out of their way to get it.
When we first got our Gotlands at Healing Ponds Farm, they did a number on the fir saplings in our upper pasture; now we rotate them between our two lower pastures, where they (and the trees) are doing fine.
We also have a few miscellaneous members among the flock:
One is a Jacob, another heritage breed. Ours has two big horns, though his relatives have been known to grow as many as four.
Then there’s Bernice. We’re not sure what her lineage is, but she’s the first sheep we ever had. She was an orphan; she lived in our house for a while. Now she has a baby of her own: all pastured, mama-raised.