Back in March, I received an email from the Cornell Small Farms program asking for submissions for the summer issue of the Small Farms Quarterly publication, specifically regarding the "New Farmer" section. I thought about this for a while, and what I could say to educate and promote my breed. I decided it would be fun to put together an article about the things I've learned raising my Lincoln sheep. I enlisted the help of Dave Popielinski, a long-time friend who I purchased my first sheep from (way back in 7th grade!), and together we came up with a list of 8 lessons we've learned. We entitled it: Counting our Blessings: Lessons Learned from Raising Heritage Lincoln Longwool Sheep.
Please check out the article at: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2013/07/01/counting-our-blessings/ We'd love to hear your feedback! (There's also an article this issue on how to build panels, jugs and creep feeders for sheep barns)
A big thanks to Veronica and Leah for their editing help.
Emmaline Long, main owner of Orchard View Farm, has a passion for Lincoln sheep and loves educating others about her breed and farm, She currently serves as the Vice President of the National Lincoln Breeders Association. Emmaline has a passion for all things agriculture and currently works a "real job" as an agronomist for a large crop farm in western NY.
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