Sheep have always been on the cards for us. My love of them and of natural fibres really developed during my PhD. The desire to support rare breeds, have tasty meat, good fibre and not be too heavy on the land drew us to Castlemilk Moorits. They are currently listed as an at risk breed (around 1000 adult registered ewes and 100 adult registered rams) and are a bit more goat looking than sheep looking but we love them. We have found them to be beautiful and well mannered sheep, which are reasonable to handle and fairly low maintenance. You can read more about the breed on the RBST and the CMM Society pages.
We now have 2 bought in registered ewes, Arha and Arya, as well as 3 home-bred ewes Celaena, Elsa and Everest, and their brothers Elrond, Eddard, Eros and Einstein. The last member of our flock is Django, our charming ram, who is off to a new home this year.
We've had some tasty hogget and mutton (which we got great feedback from), beautiful organically tanned sheepskins and lovely horns from our sheep. We also make pegloom thick mats/seat pads from a combination of our CMM fleece and white fleeces sourced from other smallholders, as well as needlefelted items. Details of all of our items for sale, including meat can be found on our Produce page.