Wooly Bully!

After spending two months at Hillside Homestead, the sheep closed the loop on our 3 farm experiment by returning this past weekend to Delight of Life Farm to overwinter.  I hadn’t seen them since September, when I stopped by on my way home from hop harvest, climbed the hill behind the farmhouse and trained my headlights on […]

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Shear Nonsense

We bit off a lot more than we could chew this summer, so I’m grateful that the Blackbelly Barbados sheep do not need shearing.  If your hop yard is a showcase for the local elementary school or historical society, you may feel differently, but to my mind, this was a very good call. Last month […]

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Prepare to fall in love.

It was pretty ambitious of me to think that I would be back here, every few weeks to report out on the sheep happenings during the peak physical labor part of hop growing season!  Regardless, we have learned a few things and you may find them helpful. First, sheep are beautiful animals.  They are docile, […]

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Sheep Adjunct!

Welcome to the MHA Blog, a place where you can feel safe that someone else is paying enough idiot tax on the learning curve, so you don’t have to!  I’m Amy Tennis, co-founding member and wife/partner to Brian Tennis, hop farmer extraordinaire (and I mean that in exactly the context you are thinking . . […]

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