Sheep and Goats in Upstate New York at Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center
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Ever wondered how sheep's wool turns into a fine woolen sweater or a warm pair of slippers? Or how fresh goat milk becomes cheese? The goats and sheep at Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center are quite a group of producers!

Sheep baby on our farm in Upstate New York
Sheep baby on our farm in Upstate New York

The commercial flock of about 30 Dorset - Finn - Merino - Jacob sheep has lambs in January, February and early summer. Lambs are white, black, or spotted. Most ewes are shorn before winter lambing, or in early summer before going out to pasture. Lambs are sold as breeding stock and for meat.

We spin wool by hand and also send it to be spun at a commercial mill. Yarn and wool stuffed pillows and batts for quilts are for sale in our gift shop. Washable tanned sheep skins are also available. Naturally raised lamb (no hormones or additives) is sold throughout the year. Breeding stock is also available. Guidance to new shepherds is provided.

We have three breeds of goats: French Alpines: mostly black and white, tall and rather bold, excellent mothers. La Manchas: brown or white, small boned, with tiny ears, delightfully friendly dispositions. Boers: stocky animals, a brown head and a white body. Does (females) are milked twice a day, the milk fed to young stock and/or made into cheese and yogurt.. Visitors in the farm guesthouse are welcome to try their hand at milking, or lend a hand at feeding time. Lessons are available to individuals and groups. Learn more about our educational services.

Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center

Box 371, 80 Hahn Road
Callicoon Center, New York 12724

Phone: 1-845-482-4764
-mail: sonja@applepondfarm.com
 
 
Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center
Box 371, 80 Hahn Road
Callicoon Center, New York 12724