You are looking at the newest members of our farm family. They are registered St. Croix hair sheep. We were able to get six ewes that are about a year old from Cynthia at The Billy Place Farm in East Bend, NC. Cynthia is such a great person to work with. I had a ton of questions for her and she was so patient and answered them all. It is rare sometimes to find people in your field of interest who are willing to share their knowledge that they have worked hard to earn. Such a relationship when found is a treasure. We will be getting a registered St. Croix ram from another farm soon so hopefully next March there will be lambs out in the pasture.
We currently have Katahdin sheep and some Katahdin, Dorper mix. They are both hair sheep breeds. I really liked the look and the characteristics of the St. Croix sheep, so I wanted to add them to our farm. They are a heritage breed from the Virgin Islands and are listed as “threatened” by the ALBC Conservation priority list. For more information on the St. Croix sheep you can look at Slow Food USA/St Croix Sheep or St Croix Sheep. These two sites have a lot of wonderful information on all things St. Croix sheep.
This little guy is the lamb that my mom and dad are bottle feeding. Isn’t he a cutie? He’s a couple of months old and is a Katahdin sheep. We currently have about 20 lambs running around on the farm. They are so cute. I can’t wait to see the St. Croix lambs next March.