Animals on Our Farm!!
Our pastures, which had lain idle for nearly 30 years, have been totally redone.
About the Eggs
Our small flock of Buff Orpingtons, Red Rockets and Black Australorphs are strictly pasture raised, and lay large brown eggs. There isn’t a cage or a confinement building in site. They do eat some commercial feed, a combination of grains and legumes, but it is without animal by products, and is antibiotic and hormone free.
Pasture-raised eggs have been found to have 10% less fat, 40% more Vitamin A, and 400% more Omega-3 fatty acids than eggs from caged birds. They also have 34% less cholesterol. Research shows that people on a healthy diet, can eat an egg a day without raising their cholesterol
Eggs available at our Farm Store and quantities permitting at the Sharon Farm Market
We no longer breed pigs, but raise a few each year, purchasing gilts in the spring and raising them until late fall when have fresh and smoked pork products for sale in our store.
About the Sheep
We have a growing flock of sheep. We have Romneys, a dual-purpose sheep with long staple wool, which is lovely for spinning.
We also have Katahdins, a hardy American breed which were originally from Maine. They are “hair sheep” which means they shed their fleece. They thrive on our lush pastures, providing excellent lamb for the table.
Our great Pyrenees dogs, Sadie and Sophie, keep them safe from predators.