Our Jacob Sheep Flock
We did not intend to, in our first year, acquire over forty Jacob Sheep. We did not intend to immediately become what we believe to
be one of the, if not the, largest breeding operation of Jacob Sheep in Texas. It just worked out that way; largely due to the liquidation, and our
purchase of much of, the flock of Millennial Way Farm in Arkansas. That purchase, after we already acquired many Jacobs, was
simply an opportunity we could not pass up.
We bought our first Jacob ewe with four Navajo-Churro ewes from a California breeder who was moving to Georgia, in early 2008.
These five sheep were our first entre into the world of livestock. The four Navajo-Churros from that initial purchase were bred for
lambing in Spring 2009. We have learned that our Jacob from that purchase, who has become our pet, Tillie, is a relative mutt, but
her acquisition is what started us on the path of admiring, and acquiring Jacob Sheep. Tillie also had her first, beautiful, lamb in Spring 2009.
At present, we have thirty-four Jacob ewes, two Jacob rams, and three Jacob ram lambs in waiting. They hail from California,
Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Their acquisition has put many miles on our new Dodge Ram
pickup. They are registered and unregistered, although our emphasis and recent growth is in our registered flock. Most of our ewes are,
hopefully, bred for Spring 2009 lambing. We hope to selectively build our flock and sell many of our initial lamb crop.
We plan to continue to run two flocks. Our breeding flock will be our registered Jacobs, and we will intend to breed something
really special from our sheep -- two and four-horned, black and lilac, small and large. We will also continue to breed our
unregistered flock for meat production, hoping to develop a market for Jacob lambs in Central Texas. We also obviously plan to
develop a natural colored Jacob wool, black, brown, gray, and other colors, here in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, which we now
are very fortunate to call our home.