Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep
Our farm is located in southwest Missouri and is home to a flock of “Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep”. For such a long name, they are actually quite small creatures. In fact they are often called miniature sheep. They are actually a heritage breed that has been around for a very long time!
My adventure as a shepherd began in 2005. We had been searching for an organic solution for grass and weed control in our vineyard. Although we started with the sheep for a practical reason, before long they had woven their way into my heart.
Between 2006 and 2019 the sheep produced many lambs that were sold as barnyard pets. In this website, I’ve written a lot about their care and especially about lambing, to hopefully benefit others.
After the 2019 lambing season, my daughter and I decided to mainly focus on their wool (rather than producing lambs) due to my parents needing much more care and for me to be available for the unexpected. We will miss the sweet little lambs each spring, but are very excited about having more time to devote to our woolly adventures.