THE FARM - HOME OF SOUTHDOWN BABYDOLL SHEEP AND THEN SOME
Welcome to Follow Your Dream Farm. My dream started at a very young age. I loved animals. The zoo was my favorite place to go. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the farm she grew up on in Upstate New York and I just knew one day I'd have that experience. Fast forward a zillion years and I now live my dream. We started in California on a 5 acre mini farm with a few babydoll sheep, a few rescued barbados sheep, and 2 rescued donkeys.
It did not take long for the breeding bug to bite and I got our first babydoll ram - Pepper. The rest is history. In 2008 my husband and I along with 2 donkeys, 2 goats, 12 sheep, 4 house dogs, 2 livestock guardian dogs, 3 cats, and a cage full of ringneck doves - packed up and moved to our farm in Virginia. It was like moving Noah's Ark - only over the highway. The memories of the trip still gives me nightmares :-)
Once here, it did not take long to make use of the land. I still breed Southdown Babydolls but also crosses - Cheviot Dolls and Barbado Dolls. We've added a few additional animals as well. A couple of cows, a couple more donkeys, a horse, a mule, 2 pigs, 2 more goats, another guard dog, and a dozen barn cats. Several new goats are expected shortly.
I hope you enjoy looking at the many "family" pictures. God has blessed me in so many ways and I love to share the experience. Sign up for regular updates of my blog and you can also find me on Facebook. If you ever find yourself near Halifax County Virginia - please visit.