Last year my American history loving father decided that he wanted to have a small flock of "historical sheep"
He looked into Leicester Longwool sheep from Colonial Williamsburg
He looked into Hog Island sheep from Ferry Farm (George Washington's boyhood home)
He ended up with Delaine Merino sheep from Greenfield village. The deciding factor was the fact that it was only a 6 hour round trip to pick up the sheep instead of a 24 hour round trip.
The sheep have super nice fleeces and they're talking about sending the wool out to get processes into yarn after they're sheared this spring - yay!
Two of his ewes lambed this week. Thankfully that waited until after the snowstorm and 0 degree night
Lambs are cute little buggers. They are infinitely cuter when all I have to do is answer my mom's lamb care questions and take pictures of them