We have learned and grown quite a bit in the past two years. We are excited to begin a new farm year, try new things, and expand on what we have already learned to do well. Here are some things to look forward to:
- PORK. There has been a solid demand for our Idaho Pasture pigs in this last couple of years. Because of this we are breeding more and adding to our breeding stock and lines. While this means a steady supply of breeding pigs, we also will have more pork shares available this year. We currently have shares available in May, 2022 and July, 2022.
- Lamb. While we have been focused on raising sheep to sell as breeders for the past six years, this year we are growing out a few to sell as meat. These lambs are 100% grass fed, raised on pasture and hay from our own “organic” land. These are hair sheep lambs, which we’ve heard have a mild flavor- very different from traditional lamb you purchase in the grocery store. Lambs will be ready for market in May, 2022.
- More sheep=more lambs. If I’ve learned anything in the last year it is that I depend on my shepherding activities to provide a quiet moment for my days. We sold our breeding ram this part year and are working on further developing our breeding program, specifically looking to get on not just the UHHSA registry, but also the PDSS registry with our Painted Deserts. In this coming year we will have a new ram and two new ewes to work towards this goal. Our first sets of lambs are due around Easter- get ready for lamb holding!
- Probably the biggest news for the farm is a new barn. This barn is a huge improvement over our current system of small sheds and run in shelters and provides us with plenty of space to grow. The location and space is beautiful, so I imagine you might find us spending most of our time out there. We envision a classroom space for homestead learning opportunities. Stay tuned for more on that!