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Spring Shearing at Ruit Farm

April 8, 2014

Several friends gathered at Ruit Farm in Bristol, home of Nina and John Ruit and their herd of goats, several sheep, watchful llama, loud donkey, and whomever else wandered by. Weather included a mix of cold, ice and mud, but Nina had prepared several places for the shearing and sorting to take place out of… Read More»

Sheep Dairy Farm Visit

August 21, 2013

In August, the Emerging Maine Sheep Entrepreneurs visited a sheep farm in Dedham, Maine. Northern Exposure Farm—just east of Bangor—is run by Jim and Janet Weber who have been producing milk since 2010. The sheep are Friesian and the milk is mostly sold to Maine cheese makers. Jim is a large animal veterinarian and was… Read More»

Shearing time

June 7, 2013

A scene from Ruit Farm North in Bristol where Emily, the shearer, is clipping Coopworth fleece. Several shearers came to help for the day. Shared, luncheon.

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