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Life on the Farm.

Why Shetlands

I got my first two Shetland sheep, Betty and Tapioca in 2014. I knew I wanted Shetland sheep after reading about their history and characteristics -- then seeing them at The Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon. These smallest of sheep breeds is a primitive -- keeping many of its ancient instincts and physical characteristics, like a short tail and the release (shedding) of its fleece. We learned to see the "rise of the weep" the way the fleece acts on their bodies when it is released from the skin. I learned what kind of pulling worked -- how much, how fast, and how to move about the body.

We keep our flock to somewhere between 28 and 36 sheep -- small enough for us to know each sheep's name and personality. They are our dear, dear, partners.

Ready for cute lamb videos? Want to see us roo Shetlands? See our Youtube channel.

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