Sheep

 

 

 

BREED: Most of our flock is Suffolk/Romney crosses

GENDER: Male-ram; Female-ewe 

COLOR: Mix

GROUP: Flock or Herd 

PREGNANCY: Carry for 6 months. Bred in the fall, lambs in the spring, usually twins.

DIET: Grass & hay.  Sheep are ruminants (chew their cud)

LAMB: < 1 year old; YEARLING: Between 1-2 years old 

SHEPHERD: Person who cares for sheep

SHEARING: "Hair cut", done by the farmer in the spring

JOB:  Wool - Clothing, blankets, rugs, stuffing in quilts

         Meat - Lamb or Mutton

         Lanolin - Oil found in the wool, used in soaps, lotions, make up

         Milk & Cheese - Feta, Ricotta, Romano & Roquefort

 
 
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

This website is a project of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm and the text and graphic contents of this website are © 2017  by The Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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