Our breeding stock for 2011-12
Here's HTH's foundation stock...
Melissa communes with our new ram, Turbo, shortly after his arrival at the
homestead. (He is the speediest Shetland ram this side of the Mississippi!)
Shetland sheep are a small-sized primitive breed from England historically noted for their fine fiber
quality. Although they are realtively rare in the U.S., Shetlands are very hardy, easy keepers, and easy
We gave up our Icelandics in favor of the Shetlands mainly due to the Icelandics being incompatible with
our Soays. Shetlands are similarly docile and friendly and have turned out to be a great fit on our
homestead. Most every visit to the barn requires that the Shetland girls get some rubbings! We are
always well rewarded with wagging tails and contented looks.
Hermit Thrush Hill, 332 Yellowville Road, Fonda, NY 12068
518-853-1032 . . . . . . email@example.com
(Since she's invisible in the group picture.)
A close-up of Rosie's fleece. She and Carli have crimpy
fleece, while Mandy and Mistine's are straighter.
Turbo, Rosie, and Mistine (Mandy is tucked in behind Turbo) munching away
Who came to the homestead a few
weeks after the other girls.