Lazy S Farms raises both Katahdin and Jacob sheep. The Jacob are raised for their wool, for the personal spinning of Madonna Sorell and to sell to other spinners and weavers. Madonna will will send samples of both roving and raw fleese upon request.
The Katahdin are a hair sheep and the Sorell's raise them for meat to sell at the Farmers Market and from their farm. The Katahdin are hardy and a very low maintenance sheep. They produce a super lamb crop and have triplets and twins almost every time. They do not produce wool and therefore do not need the service of a shearer. Katahdin ewes make excellent mothers and produce active and healthy lambs. They have an abundance of milk and the lambs grow to weight in aproximately 100 days.
The Katahdins are docile and the Sorell's say they have not had trouble handling them. Their ram is easy to handle and has the roam of the farm when it is not breeding season. Larry and Madonna give school tours and the ram loves the kids and will follow them all over the farm. When the children write their thank you note the ram is always the favorite of the tour. The meat from the lambs is a favorite at the market and everyone raves about the mild flavor and tenderness of the lean meat.
The Jacob sheep are raised on Sorell's farm for the wool for Madonna's spinning project and to sell. The wool is a favorite and is great for beginning spinners. Madonna teaches spinning classes and has spinning retreats at their farm. It is always a fun weekend and many times the spinners will spin until daybreak.
The Jacob sheep make excellent mothers and are very protective of their lambs. Most of the time they will produce twins and they always have an abundance of milk for them. Sorell's find them easy to work with and have some that have become pets. They are smaller then the Katahdins and very fast and love to jump and play. Their meat is also good and the pelts from the sheep are beautiful. Madonna sends the Jacob pelts to be processed. Those pelts are washable.
The Jacob are a horned sheep and can have anywhere from 2 to 6 hornes. It is said they first came to the United States and were introduced in Zoos. They are a spotted sheep and there are no two alike. Some have more black then others and when the white and black are blended they make a beautiful tweed roving.