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                 Anchorage Farm, Saugerties NY,  Registered Romney Sheep 

 

Aug 16 starts thrid roundin paddocks 1 and 2

Our mission  is  regenerative  agriculture in the Hudson-Catskills region  with purebred Romney sheep — the world’s most important dual-purpose breed.

Our vision  is  to cherish   the whole web of life  from micro to macro on this  250 year-old riverbank farm  as we raise  superb  Romneys  for the 21st century.

“Mother earth never attempts to farm without live stock; she always raises mixed crops; great pains are taken to preserve  the soil and to prevent erosion; the mixed vegetable and animal wastes are converted into humus; there is no waste; the processes of growth and the processes of decay balance one another; ample provision is made to maintain large reserves of fertility; the greatest care is taken to store the rainfall …”  Sir Albert Howard An Agricultural Testament  p. 4

“After the defense of liberty, the greatest patriot is he who fills the most gullies.”  attributed to Thomas Paine

Our goals

  •  true dual-purpose sheep
  •  flock fertility above the  the breed average
  •  uniformity of fleeces within and between animals
  •  improving  the breed from within
  •   biodiversity and  balance with  indigenous flora and fauna
  •  soil health (high organic matter content, thriving underground biota, minimal to no erosion into waterways)
  •  human and animal health and safety

Some objectives set years ago:

  • wean 1.6 lambs for every ewe exposed
  • sell >500 lbs of fleece/year direct to handspinners or yarn mills
  • have >10%  of  lambs  each year that are  “recessively colored”
  • place high in all  shows we go to
  • flock free of ovine progressive pneumonia and  caseous  lymphadenitis
  • keep  high ethical standards
  • accident-free farm
     

Please browse,  enjoy the slide show and contact Graeme Stewart with any questions  845 399 2379.  The slide-show is a seasonal sequence through 12 months , but not all images are from the same year.