NASSA Flock #240 USDA Scrapie Flock #MI17
Member Michigan Sheep Breeders Association
- Raising quality Shetland Sheep since 1993.
- Veterinarian owned and managed.
Our primary flock goals are excellent conformation and health. Secondary goals are preserving a diverse range
of colors, patterns and fleece types.
- Our award-winning Shetland sires and dams consistently produce championship offspring.
Spring at last, spring at last! Or summer, I should say. What a crazy, prolonged winter we had! And now that the weather is finally warming up lots is happening on the farm!
All of the kids finished out the school year strong with track meets, FFA banquets and spring musicals. Summer began before school ended this year as we took a team to the Summer Spectacular State 4-H Sheep Show at MSU. All of the kids and lambs did great for their first outing of the year!
We currently have four purebred flocks on the farm right now consisting of the Shetlands, Targhees, Dorsets, and Polypays. Our new barn was finished last October and we've almost doubled our ewe flock since. We look forward to crossbreeding and growing a commercial flock of ewes and lambs as soon as we put in more fences!
Our most recent family excursion was to Hutchinson, Kansas over the 4th of July weekend for the 21st Annual All American Junior Sheep Show. And boy, what a show! The drive was exhausting and the weather was a little too warm for our taste, but the sheep performed very well. Sammy took home Champion Ewe and Best Fleece on Hoof. Joe had the Reserve Champion Ewe and won Top Gun for the entire Shetland Show too. Our fiber took home some ribbons in the fleece show as well.
The club lamb program at Windswept Farms is also performing well. At our recent Allegan County 4H Lamb Show Sammy had Reserve Champion Overall Lamb, County Owned Champion Lamb, Fourth Overall Lamb and Fifth Overall Lamb. The club lambs then went on to Michigan Livestock Expo and did very well in an elite group of sheep, with class placings of one fourth, two thirds, and one second.
We are now enjoying some cooler summer weather and preparing for the last few shows of the summer. Soon enough we will be finishing county fair projects and packing backpacks once more!
As the weather takes a turn into fall, we will begin separating our breeding groups. Before this time we’d love to move some sheep off the farm and keep lowering some of our Shetland numbers. If you are interested in any breeding stock, show stock, and we even have a few candidates who would make great pets, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org and look at some pictures or come out to the farm!
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Don't forget- we now have wool socks for sale! Perfect for the chilly winter weather! If the Farmer's Almanac is correct again this year, they'll be sure to come in handy! The socks are made with our Shetland wool that was grown right here on Windswept Farms. These were knitted for us by another small business right here in Michigan.
Have a great summer everyone!
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY FLEECES AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.