Mutiny Bay Farm

 

Mutiny Bay Farm
Breeding the rare or endangered Black Welsh Mountain Sheep.

The Black Welsh Mountain Sheep graze the pastures, hundred year old orchards, and tidelands of Mutiny Bay Farm much as their ancestors foraged in their native England for centuries. Tucked away in the far northwest corner of the United States lies an enchanting secret place called Whidbey Island. Land meets water in the center of the bay, and then climbs a steep bank to open up into pastures of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep. This breed of sheep was chosen for their hardy self-reliance, superb foraging abilities, beauty of wool and temperament.

Whidbey Island has long growing seasons necessary for raising varieties of field grasses and crops. The salty waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca roll into Mutiny Bay, warming the air and environment This creates a climate necessary for the diversity of plant and animal life native to the Island. With the least amount of interference, and without chemicals or food additives, the sheep are allowed to flock and graze from upper pastures to lakelands, from the salt water's edge to the fruit groves. We have not only selected sheep from the best genetics to ensure the health of the flocks, we have provided the habitat to ensure hardiness and longevity. Each year we select a number of sheep and lambs from our flocks and offer them for sale.

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