People always ask me how I got interested in Lincolns, and "why sheep" in general. The first question is a much easier one to answer, and a story for another day. For the second question, the answer is not so clear. The easy answer is that I was born loving sheep. Seriously. My first stuffed animals were sheep, which was obviously not my choice, but my favorite animal has always been sheep. When my mom was seven months pregnant with me, my parents visited the Empire Spring Classic Sheep Show, and we think that's where it happened...
Anyway, for my entire life, I have loved and wanted sheep, and apparently was up for doing anything to convince my parents that we should get them. My dad reminded me of a persuasive essay I wrote in Mrs. Wallace's forth grade class and thought I would share it with you all.
It must have been a good essay, because three years later I got my first sheep!
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.