Brought into New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley by the Spanish explorers in the 16th Century, the Navajo-Churro sheep breed is North America's earliest domesticated farm animal.
Once numbering two million, the breed was dissipated by a federally-imposed interbreeding initiative and a government-mandated livestock reduction program. By the 1970s, only 450 Navajo-Churro sheep were left in the United States. The Navajo-Churro sheep's meat is lean with distinctive, sweet lamb flavor.
In addition to excellent meat production, these sheep provide abundant milk and have a highly desirable fleece. The sheep is hardy, living lightly on the land and requiring less water and grass than other breeds.
Family farm in the Shasta Cascade foothills raising heritage breeds of chickens, geese, and sheep as well as livestock guardian dogs. We raise black copper marans and blue splash marans chickens, which lay dark brown eggs, and 'Easter Eggers," which lay green eggs. Eating eggs and hatching eggs are available most of the year. (more...)
We have tried to create a great place to shop for your local favorites in warmth. Blackman Homestead has put together some beautiful gift baskets and bags full of their wonderful butters and fruit delights. Bonnie George of Painted Meadows took some of her delish fresh turkeys and had them smoked. Perfect, for a holiday get together. (more...)
We are a small farm raising mostly heritage breeds. Our small flock of Navajo-Churro sheep provide us with both wool for spinning and lambs for meat. Each year we have a few extra butcher lambs to offer for sale to customers. We provide whole, or a half- lamb, or lamb by the cut. (more...)
A Heritage Farm. No iconic red dairy barn and Midwest farmhouse passed down through the generations here, yet our heritage breed livestock are raised using the best of Old World and modern farming practices, in their natural state and in balance with the earth. (more...)
We are a family farm using sustainable farming practices. We strive for balance and using natural ways of replenishing the land. Our heritage breeds of poultry and livestock live in rotational pastures and paddocks allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors. (more...)
Whispering Dove Ranch is truly an Agri-Cultural Experience! Authentic working livestock ranch and Apiary. Don't know what an Apiary is? Call us and find out! Various farm animals are raised in their natural environment. Others interested in sustainable agriculture and renewable resources will find our high quality products worth the drive. (more...)