Shady Hill Farms, Ltd.

  (Newbury, Ohio)
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Twelfth Blog From the Sheep Farmer

We are Shady Hill Farms, Ltd.

Exclusive suppliers of premium all natural family farm produced lamb, beef and pork to Great American Lamb Company

We construe sustainability to include making the most of what we have.

Here's a real life example.

Prior farm help saddled us with used hay equipment that, plain and simple, wpuild not tie a single bale of hay.

Junk it! Some said.Cut it loose!

Buy new!

We have decided, instead, to make the most of what we have working with neighbors to refurbish the equipment to either bale hay or sell the equipment in 2010.

Just received a bill for $480 for repairs to the (antique) hay rake.

Probably well worth it when you consider that the (antique but now completely refurbished) hay rake will rake our hay as well as a new hay rake would.

At Shady Hill Farms, we make the most of what we have.

That includes hay equipment that we never wanted but are now saddled with.

Repair, refurbish, and then roll with it!

Better farming: Better Lamb!


Tenth Blog From the Sheep Farmer

This is the Tenth Blog From the Sheep Farmer at Shady Hill Farms, Ltd. in Newbury, Ohio.

Our premium all natural family farm produced lamb is available at sheep skins and heirloom quality 100% virgin wool blankets.

So far there is no indication that anyone reads this blog but we will carry on.

We have had challenges at Shady Hill in 2009, and in addressing all of them I am reminded of the inviolate law of the farm: what you sew you shall reap.

In farming, but also in life in general, one reaps or harvests what one sews or plants.

Our problems are of our own making.

Taking responsibility for our problems, for the issues which challenge us, enables us to address these problems and issues and to build a better future than the past.

I celebrate all of this, that by accepting full and complete responsibility for our problems and issues we can address them and we can build a future that is better than the past.

I'd provide a real life example of this from Shady Hill's today, but am out of blog space.


Seventh Blog from the Sheep Farmer

This is the Seventh Blog from the Sheep Farmer at Shady Hill Farms.

Shady Hill Farms does not sell meats and other products (sheep skins, heirloom quality 100% virgin wool blankets) to the public but its affiliate,, does.

Better Farming: Better Lamb! is more than a tag line or motto to us.

Truth is we do our level best for our sheep every day at Shady Hill Farms.

Our overall goal is to provide the ideal environment for our good sheep, for if we take care of them they will take care of us. 

Lush pastures.A clean barn.Fresh straw.Rich hay.Whole grains.Fresh air and plenty of room to move about and roam.In our experience these are all key ingredients to a healthy environment for our sheep.

We watch our sheep carefully, and if one has a health issue or problem we do our best to diagnose the issue or problem and to promptly treat it.Our veterinarian is on call to help us to do that using the best methods and the latest technologies.

But, overall, prevention is better than the cure and a healthy environment and a balanced ration will prevent 99 of 100 issues or problems.

That (and superior genetics)is what we mean by better farming: better lamb. lamb.




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