Our first lamb of the 2015 season arrived this morning, May 2nd, at 4:09 AM. "Bear" who is 68.75% Herdwick, weighed in at 9 1/2 lbs! He is doing great, was born without a hitch, and with no assistance needed by mom Alysia. Although the temp dropped to 36 overnight, it warmed to a sunny 71 today. Tad too warm for my preference, but way better than -10 degrees in January or February! Keep checking in as I will post additional announcements as the lambs arrive!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.