5/30/23 update: ewe lambs are sold out. Several wethers and ram lambs still available.
Several East Friesian ewe lambs, ram lambs and wethers are looking for their next homes! Great dairy genetics – this year’s sire came to me from a sheep dairy in Pennsylvania. Add some dairy genetics to your flock or add some wethered companions and fiber critters to your pasture. Weaned and ready to go now. Closed flock, calm and well-handled animals. Not selling exclusively for meat at this time. $250 each for females; $200 each for males. Please reach out with more questions!
3/11 Parking Update: We look forward to having you out to the farm tomorrow for Lambapalooza! A few notes: no dairy for sale yet – the lambs get all the milk for now. Parking: the driveway and parking area are reduced in size due to snow, and the shoulder on Route 140 isn’t super wide right now. Consider parking by the cemetery kitty-corner from us (slightly wider shoulder), or on the side of Spring Rd (narrow but very low traffic). Or carpool with friends from the Buckfield High School, post office, or town office. Thanks!
We’ve kicked off lambing here with two sets of triplets to Holsteina and Ebbie!
Lambapalooza – our annual lamb-snuggling event – has been scheduled for Sunday, March 12th, from 1-5pm. Come by to meet the babies, buy your CSA share, and check out our yarn and art selection. Check back for weather and parking updates.
Welcome back for another year of CSA! What’s better than supporting one local farm? Supporting four local farms at once!
This year, we’ll again be offering a CSA with Find A Feather Farm in Sumner, Irish Hill Farm in Buckfield, and Crooked Acres Farm in Sumner.
How It Works You pay in $100, then order from available items from four farms each week, paying down your balance until none remains. Then purchase another share, or not. Products available weekly mid-April through September for pick-up at The Friendly Ewe. You can order each week, once a month, or whenever it fits your schedule. We’ll have yogurt, cheese, ice cream, eggs, mushrooms, produce, salad mix, flowers, herbs, and more!
An email will go out to all CSA customers on Tuesday each week listing available products. Reply to place your order, first come first serve, by Wednesday at midnight. Pick up what you ordered on Thursday from 2-6pm at The Friendly Ewe.
The goal of the CSA is to prioritize local customers and direct-from-farmer pricing. We want to emphasize the community in Community-Supported Agriculture, giving you the chance to buy as much local as you can, and allowing our neighboring farms to offer their products as well.
Lambing begins here March 1, and after the first of the new year, it always feels like a rapid downhill slide into March. Now’s the time to get on the list for 2023 lambs if you’re hoping to add an East Friesian ewe lamb, ram lamb, or wether to your flock. We don’t sell lambs before they’re born, but once all of the lambs are on the ground, I’ll begin reaching out in order of inquiry received to take deposits for lambs. More info on purchasing lambs here.
2023 CSA details coming soon!
Otherwise, we’ve placed our seed order and are spinning our way through the backlog of fleeces – keep an eye on Etsy for new yarn, or make an appointment to stop by the farm store.
Dairy production is winding down here — we expect to be finished in the next two weeks. The ewes get a little break before breeding in October.
We’ll trade in cheesecloths for carding and dyeing with plenty of wool production scheduled for cooler months, as well as some art endeavors for Sophie — keep an eye out for the results of her mural work in West Virginia later this season. We’ll keep you posted about some opportunities to purchase yarn and art for the holiday season.
Thank ewe for another successful year of sheep dairy — we’re honored to continue to have more demand than product. We look forward to sharing more cheese, yogurt, and ice cream with you in April 2023 if all goes as planned!