The dancing wooly masters, Holly & Sally, live here at Dove’s Roost Farm in NoFla. They are Gulf Coast Native Sheep, and twins at that. They love their pasture, weeds like dog fennel, and especially racehorse oats. They are very fast sheep.
Besides caring for the masters, we raise heirloom vegetables and big fat chickens. Our dog, Smitty, is an Australian Cattle Dog. Our cat, well, she’s 72 going on 64. Time is tight here, but at least one of us spins and dyes, yes, Gulf Coast yarns. They are for sale at the dovesroost etsy shop.
Now, Dove’s Roost has grown. Holly & Sally have passed on. They left us with broken hearts and a flock of their best genetic efforts. We now have 17 ewes and 5 rams. They are all so darn beautiful.
Smitty is old now. He has trouble with his hips. His nose still works but, instead of running like a fiend, he barks.
Artie has passed on, too. She was 19 when she moved into the garden near the blueberries, her cypress coffin lined with silk scarves and toys. As soon, I mean As Soon, as she departed, there was another cat, Millie Bea, who came to stay. She was a barn cat. And then, she wasn’t. She loved being a momma. We have 13 cats right now. Most of them are Millie’s kids. One moved down here with Robin, the other showed up in a rainstorm.
But chickens? Yeah, we still have chickens. And they are real pros…at hiding their eggs.