We have been busy with lots of babies here at HiBar Ranch. It started with a litter of Australian Shepherd puppies end of November and now we have 10 little kids in the barn and 2 baby lambs. It's a challenge due to the unexpected cold spell that is sweeping the nation right now keeping … Continue reading Video Of New Babies In The Barn & More On Navajo Churro Sheep
We raise Navajo Churro sheep at our farm here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Our shearer comes out every six months to shear our boutique flock. We have our wool milled into yarn and roving for spinners, weavers and rug makers. This is such a special and difficult craft. I hope that Corona … Continue reading Sheep Shearing – A Dying Craft – Photos In Black & White @ Our Farm
It was the coldest morning so far this winter on the farm. We woke up to 16 degree weather here in East Tennessee in the Smokies. We still have Lil Bean our bottle baby goat in the house so we opted to stay inside a while to let the temperature rise. Thankfully it looks like … Continue reading Installing Solar On Our Farm Begins And First Lamb Of The Season Born This Morn
One of the greatest parts of running a farm is raising sheep and alpaca and finally reaping the benefit of the "full lifecycle" I call it, of production. You start with a few sheep and or alpaca on your farm and it takes you years to breed out a reasonable sized herd. You have the … Continue reading Our Farm Fiber And Wool Is Back From The Fiber Mill!