These beautiful Katahdin sheep are raised on a local farm not far away. I had the opportunity to visit and take some photos of them as well as the Belted Galloway cattle raised there recently.
I traveled to my home state of Iowa for the holidays and was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph a flock of Lincoln sheep! This is a rare breed of long wool sheep that originated in England. Their wool grows about 12 inches per year and is prized by hand spinners. I have a special interest in heritage breeds of livestock, the old timey breeds that were bred for their ability to thrive on a natural diet, their hardiness and dual, sometimes even triple purpose usefulness. Sadly, many of these breeds are now endangered.