We have sold our farm due to issues with the health of close family members. As you can probably tell, having the lives of a flock of sheep in your hands is a full-time responsibility. It’s impossible to keep both your livestock and family members healthy and safe without a lot of help, which we don’t have.
I will always be a shepherd at heart. Caring for sheep changed me fundamentally as a person, and I am very thankful for this experience.
This site will stay up as an educational resource for other shepherds and for those interested in the wonderful world of Southdown sheep (and Dorpers too – we really enjoyed them and would have purchased more had we stayed in the business).