Our Critters

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CVM Sheep

California Variegated Mutant (CVM) sheep are the rarest sheep breed in the US, according the The Livestock Conservancy.  They are a dual purpose breed (though only used for fiber on our farm) - with wool great for close to skin contact in items such as mittens, scarves, hats, and sweaters. 

Our Flock

 

Pygora Goats

Pygora goats are a mix of pygmy and angora goats (no more than 75% of one or the other), and registered with the Pygora Breeders Association.  Their fiber is extremely soft and can vary on a spectrum from Cashmere to Mohair.  They are friendly and inquisitive, loving both treats and scratches.

Our Herd

 

Chickens and Ducks

We currently have ~30 chickens in a mix of; black autralorp, golden comet, Rhode Island red, barred rock, and silkies.  Our new 'covered wagon' coop was just put into operation allowing the chickens a bit more room to spread out at night.  This winter we have cracked the high tunnel door open giving the chickens a warmer ice free area to explore during the day as they tend to want to avoid snowy ground.  We have also acquired a handful of ducks who like wandering around the farm and spilling everyone's water.  We might have about a dozen eggs a week from them.  Speaking of eggs, winter is a great time to stop by and get some as we have a surplus building up!

 

Beekeeping

Currently we have three hives, and are hoping to expend our aviary this year. 

Our Hives