I originally became acquainted with Babydoll sheep when I came across an article in the May 2007 issue of Hobby Farms magazine written by Sue Weaver. I was fascinated by their cute appearance, reports of their sweet nature, excellent mothering skills and fine wool. I learned that they were a heritage breed which originated in England in the 1700's and were first imported to America in 1803. This naturally diminutive sheep with soft wool is perfect for the hobby farm, a spinner's flock, a 4-H project, or simply as a fun pet who can organically mow the grass while fertilizing at the same time.
I have been happily raising Olde English Babydoll Southdown sheep for several years now but the time has come to start winding down. Most of my ewes are getting older and I have just one younger breeding pair left. Just for the fun of having lambs, I’ll probably continue to breed that pair which means at most I would probably have just two lambs available each spring. The lambs are cuddled and played with and socialized. When I do sell them, I’m looking for buyers who are planning a lifetime commitment to the animal as a precious pet.
My base flock of eight will continue to provide fiber for my dyeing and spinning projects. They will live out their lives enjoying green pastures and growing wool. Spinning fibers and yarns can be found for sale in my Etsy shop at SaukedinFarm.Etsy.com. Thank you for visiting!
Lisa Lewis 360 391 7308 firstname.lastname@example.org Bow, Washington