An Intrinsic Love for Art and Nature
Capturing Magic On A Daily Basis
Our flock is registered with the American Miniature Cheviot Sheep Association. We breed for conformation, disposition, fleece quality and hardiness. Since moving to the farm in 2011, coyotes have been a challenge and caused great losses each spring. Initially, llamas were introduced for predator control, without success. Donkeys followed and although they offered a warning by braying loudly, little was done to deter the coyotes. A single Great Pyrenees stayed with the flock, but was unable to prevent the coyotes from killing some spring lambs and occasionally a grown ewe or two. In February of 2017, Tina and Fey, two lovely Anatolian Shepherds, moved to the farm and have been the only successful means of combating coyotes. The ladies work as a team and one stays with the sheep while the other leaps to action. Abe, the Great Pyr is still helpful by providing the warning barks and chasing anything that gets near. The farm is fenced with “Red Brand” netwire with a strand of barbed wire near the ground and another along the top. Coyotes are a crafty lot and the fence seems to make it inconvenient for them to cross the farm, but it definitely does not work to prevent entry. We have not lost any sheep since the addition of Tina and Fey. Others may have had success with llamas or donkeys, but for us good guardian dogs have been the only winning ticket.
magical and mysterious.
guardians? not these.
sometimes kind of cool.
mixes well with llamas.
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