We raise Cormo (a fine white wool breed) and Cormo-Romney cross sheep. We bought our first sheep in 1988, starting with a few Romney-Cotswold and Romney-Border Leicester ewes. In 1992 we bought a Cormo ram and over the ensuing years brought in new Cormo sheep. Presently half of the flock is pure Cormo and the others are Cormo crosses. We are members of the American Cormo Sheep Association.

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During the growing season, we practice rotational grazing, moving the sheep to new areas of our pastures every few days. We do our own haying, usually taking the first cut of hay from our larger fields before letting the sheep graze there.

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The sheep are covered year round – this keeps the fleeces clean, free of dust and chaff and less susceptible to sun bleaching. As the wool grows, the cover is changed to a larger size; most sheep go through six or more sizes during the year.

Through the years the farm’s fleeces have won numerous awards including Best of Show at various Sheep and Wool Festivals – including Maryland, New York (Rhinebeck), Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

We have many repeat customers but some years we have fleece available. Contact us if you would like to receive fleece samples after shearing.

Donna Herrick