I grew up on a farm; and loved living in the country. So, being back on a farm has been a lifelong dream. However, to make a living I ended up living in the city and working in corporate America. When my husband passed away I took a leap of faith and purchased the farm. It has been a labor of love ever since. I’ve had the farm since 2008 and have slowly made the place mine.
I purchased 4 females for my starter herd. Two years in I discovered that having fiber males was a wonderful way to gain more fiber without a huge investment. My herd grew to 60; which after a couple of years, I decided was too many. So I now only have about 40.
I’ve held a love of fiber from a young age. I purchased my first sheep when I was only 15. After the first shearing I purchased a set of hand carders and a drop spindle (both of which I still own).
We have many fiber producing critters on the farm. Our love of animals and of the fiber they produce has caused us to invest in various fiber producing breeds.