Without the sheep, we couldn’t be a regenerative farm. The sheep graze our pastures, eating down the grasses ahead of the chickens. They fertilize the land and manage the native and seasonal grasses, ensuring that they grow back stronger each year.
Most of our sheep have never been touched by human hands, and that’s the way we want to keep it. The Katahdin breed only grow hair (not wool), and naturally shed it once a year. They give birth out in the field, on their own, unassisted. Lambs are never removed from the flock, they naturally wean just as they would in the wild. We don’t dock tails or perform any alterations of any kind.
The Katahdin breed produces a much more mild and sweet flavor than traditional lamb or mutton. These sheep have been raised on 100% native, Tennessee grasses, which also contributes to a much more palatable flavor than their grain-fed counterparts.
While most people can taste a big difference between a young lamb and older sheep (mutton) these sheep maintain a consistent flavor profile throughout their entire lives.