Dylan drove to Quitman and picked up 4 Katahdin sheep last Saturday.....in his Subaru. It was pretty comical, especially since he arrived home with them during the Produce Sale and CSA pickups. He definitely got a few looks when he pulled in the driveway. He convinced his friend from work to ride along with him so the sheep wouldn't get in the front seat on the way home. :) No disasters except for the whole back of his car being filled with sheep poop.
Katahdins are hair sheep, so there will be no need to shear them. This is good because of the climate we live in and because of their purpose on our farm. We obtained these beauties specifically for meat production. The four pictured will be used to breed lambs for meat sales. We will be selling frozen lamb by the pound directly from the farm room at the produce sale on Saturdays! We have 1 ram (Lewis) and 3 ewes (Cleo, Sunny and Pumpkin).
Lamb meat is a very lean meat that is good for you. You can find more about that here; http://www.sheep101.info/lamb.html. We are VERY EXCITED to be able to add this to our farm products to offer you!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )