Pine Hill Farm - Sheep
When I decided that I wanted to go into sheep, I did much research into breeds
both for fleece and personality. Along the way I discovered Rare Breeds Canada,
and decided I would choose a breed on their priority list.
After some deliberation the Border Leicester seemed the perfect choice. The rams have a reputation for being the calmest of all the breeds; the fleece is gorgeous, long for spinning, and so lustrous it can look like mohair.
Four years ago, I had the opportunity to buy a Blue-faced Leicester ram. His
personality was so calm, and his offspring are all the same. Although Blue-faced
Leicesters are traditionally white, Omar was the odd black sheep that can happen
in that breed every once in a while. He has left us with several beautiful coloured sheep.
This spring (2014) we have 17 lambs; some will have to go. Please don’t
hesitate to ask if you are interested in buying.