Our first foray into Shepherding began shortly after we moved to our farm in 2012. A relative purchased 2 three-day old ram lambs that were rejected by their moms. Catherine offered to bottle feed them until they could be on their own, at which time they’d be returned. That day never came! They wormed their way into our hearts and became part of our family. After several years enjoying our "pet" sheep and after much thought, we decided to get more.
My Amma was born in Iceland and came to Canada as a young girl with her father and brothers after her mother passed away. I have many fond memories of my Amma, the Icelandic sweaters and socks that she used to knit us, her Vinarterta and her stories of Iceland. With our decision to get more sheep, I wanted to further connect with my heritage and get Icelandic sheep. Learning more about this unique, versatile and beautiful heritage breed only reinforced that decision.
We now have close to 60 Icelandic sheep, a donkey, a llama, 3 horses, 4 cats and a dog. They are all part of the family and they all have names! Shasta, our donkey and Isaac, our llama help protect the sheep from predators - primarily coyotes. Every May, our lambs arrive and our flock continues to grow! This is one of our favorite times of the year.
We're always happy to have farm visitors by appointment and love introducing people to our animals. We sell our products from the farm, through our website and at various fibre events.