Early Summer

Farm store hours are now Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-6 and by appointment. FarmDrop orders will be available for pick-up from 2-6 each Tuesday starting June 1 (regular store shopping ok during that time too!). We’ll be at the Bethel Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 9-1, and our products are also on the shelves at Fare Share Co-op in Norway.

Two wethers and one ram lamb are still available for fiber, companion, or breeding flocks — please reach out for details.

Hope for more rain!

Sign Up for FarmDrop!

We’re excited to announce that our FarmDrop sign-up page is now live! FarmDrop is an online farmers market where you can buy products from The Friendly Ewe and other local farms with a few clicks and one payment, and then pick up your weekly delivery at your neighborhood drop site (our farm!). No commitments or memberships — get what you need, fresh and packed for you, contact free.

We’re signing up interested customers, and stay tuned for the launch of the market this spring!

If you’re a local producer interested in selling on FarmDrop, please reach out to me. The more, the merrier!

Opening Dairy Day

Spring farm store hours will be:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-6

Thursdays starting April 15th 9-6

Opening Day will be 4/6/21. We’ll have feta, yogurt, and ice cream – chocolate and vanilla. As milk production ramps up, we’ll get the rest of your favorite dairy products back in stock.

One masked family group at a time will be allowed in the store. If you prefer to wait outside and have me bring your items out to you, that’s an option too – just let me know!

Cash, check, and credit card are accepted. No online pre-order system this year.

If you bring your own (clean) containers for cheese and yogurt, you pay a lower price!

Lambapalooza – March 14, 1-4pm and +5 more lambs

Come meet this year’s lambs! The oldest will be a week old! Wear clothes and boots appropriate for the barn. The farm store will be open with art and yarn – no dairy yet, it’s for the lambs!! Please wear a mask. One family group will be allowed in the barn or the store at a time – sign up for your 20-minute time slot here.

Please practice distancing from those not in your group and wear a mask. Do not come if you have recently tested positive for covid, if you have symptoms of covid, or if you have been exposed to someone in the past 10 days who has tested positive. We appreciate your respect of our health.

Update: on Thursday, Renee was in the barn from 1am to 8:30am with Holsteina and Elsa in labor. Both had triplets, but one of Elsa’s was stillborn. The remaining five lambs and both ewes are healthy and doing well. That brings us to 13 lambs in five days from five ewes! And… the end of lambing? We’ll find out mid-May if the ram’s Christmas vacation on the wrong side of the fence resulted in any lambs for Egret – too soon to say. We’ll ease into milking over the next several weeks as the lambs get more established. At this point, we have five ram lambs and eight ewe lambs, incidentally the same number of lambs and ewe-ram ratio as last year! If you’re interested in purchasing lambs for dairy genetics, fiber, or companion animals, now is the time to reach out and put a deposit down!

+6 Lambs

On Monday afternoon, Holly did a wonderful job bringing Kangaroo and Koala into the world, a white ram and white ewe lamb. They had very little time in the limelight as Ebbie had quadruplets at 4am Tuesday morning. They are Kira, Kaibab, Katydid, and Katya – one ram lamb and three ewe lambs, ranging from black to black with white markings to white. Ebbie has previously had triplets and twins, but this is her first set of quads. She seems relatively calm, all things considered. Holsteina still looks more than ready but thankfully she’s given us at least a brief respite. Elsa and Holsteina have given us triplets in years past, and Egret had quads last year… we shall see.

On that note, now taking deposits on ewe and ram lambs (or wethers). Contact me for details. Excellent milking genetics, quality fiber, good mothers. We’re not currently selling to customers seeking sheep for meat.