Jacob Sheep

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On the Livestock Conservancy's conservation priority list, Jacob sheep are a rare, primitive breed of sheep with origins going back 3,000 years.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Nigerian Dwarf goats are miniature dairy goats originating in West Africa. Their milk is especially rich with 6-10% butterfat, making it great for cheese or soap making.

Exploring WNY

New to the area, here are photos and thoughts about the attractions in our area.

Huacaya Alpacas

Originating in the Andes Mountains, the alpaca's fleece was cherished by the ancient Inca Empire who called it "the fiber of the gods."

Knitting Projects


I'm a newly obsessed knitter with dreams of making my own roving and yarn from my flock. I like bulky yarn and knitting gifts.

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American Buff Geese

Also listed on the Livestock Conservancy list as a conservation priority, American Buff geese are a rare breed that are docile and curious.



The old farmhouse at Ballyhope was built by abolitionist Almond Southwick and his wife Delight in 1840. This makes me ridiculously happy.


Ballyhope Farm in Edible WNY