The lambs are thriving on our lush rain drenched pastures. Notify Abbie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Processing will be done at Blood Farms in West Groton, MA.
Hanging weight is measured before cutting, deboning, and grinding. The more ground meat you select, the lower the weight of your final order. Expect to spend around $450 for your freezer lamb in total including cryovac packaging and delivery to your door. It is possible to order half of a lamb at a cost of about $230. As explanation, the Blood Farms service is one-third of the cost.
Order Deadline: Nov 5, 2023
Lambs Transported to Blood Farms: Nov 14, 2023
Hanging, Processing, Packaging, Freezing Completed: around Nov 30, 2023
Abbie/Stan pickup boxes and deliver to you: around Dec 1, 2023
In loving memory of Betty Levin by Abbie
Betty met Stan in 1983 at Codman Community Farms and introduced him to sheep. Betty provided Stan with his first border collie in 1986 named Hans.
Throughout the years Betty Levin was very positive, affirming, and supportive of Stan’s many farming endeavors. Most of our sheep and all our border collies in Hardwick had a connection to Betty’s farm. Betty was a trusted friend and mentor to Stan.
There were many visits, phone conversations, and emails over the years. Often, my family would visit Betty on New Years Day. My photos of Betty’s farm are in a public Google album. Betty appreciated my images. On January 2nd 2013, I shared with Betty a photo of ram Gilligan with his harem. She replied that “There is nothing more stunning than a sea of sheep in snow.”
My sons Simon and Evan have fond memories of playing with the border collie puppies in Betty’s home.
While we are here to grieve and mourn our loss, I want to share a message that Betty Levin's spirit and legacy is with us. I can see Betty smiling at our two-year-old grandson Rowan who is best buddies with a Levin Farm descendent Scottish Blackface ram.
Fascinating Drone Perspective of Scottish Blackface and Border Leicester Ewes and Lambs Done by Evan White on April 7, 2019
Simon made this charming video of a lamb staying warm on her mother's back.
This video was done with a drone owned by John Lyons on March 16, 2016. Lenna is 14 months old. Herding ewes with young lambs is not recommended. Often the ewe's strong maternal instinct overrides compliance to border collie persuasion. Ewe aggression can confuse and disarm border collies. You can see Lenna being challenged by a ewe who senses that she is young and inexperienced. However, Lenna is bold and fearless. She is not intimidated by aggressive and large animals.