Welcome to Twin Springs Farm where the emphasis is on heritage breeds. On our 112 acre farm the primary
focus is on Shetland Sheep, a small hardy sheep originally from the Shetland Islands, who produce
wonderful soft fleeces for handspinning. Shetland Sheep are small, thrifty
sheep who are known to be excellent mothers that lamb easily with vigorous lambs.
We bought our first Shetlands in 1998 and have been having fun with them ever since. One breeder who had raised other
breeds told us that Shetlands practically raise themselves. That's good news because we have 23 ewes
bred to lamb this April. While most of our ewes twin, some have triplets which always makes for a nice number
of lambs. I have to add that our ewes that have triplets easily raise them without any
extra feed over what the rest of the ewe flock receives. They are very milky little sheep.
We began farming in 1981 with Black Angus cows, adding White Galloways in 2000. But 2012 we sold the last cow, leaving us free to concentrate on just the Shetlands.
Hedy with third set of quads
Morning Song with lamb