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    This is what some of our customers have said about DEER RUN FARM Sheep:

    "One of your ewes that we now have, blessed us with twins this morning. Wonderful mom! They were up and nursing when we found them. I've gotten so tired of all the care some of our ewes are needing, it was a pleasure to have another self care ewe."

    "This morning when I went to the barn I found that Trista had had two white ewe lambs sometime after 1:00 am when we last checked on them. They were already dry and nursing so all I had to do was clip and dip and move them to a lambing jug. Coopworths really are easy lambers!"

    "Hi again Martha.... you aren't going to believe this..... We had 8 lambs yesterday (from 3 ewes). Agatha had 2 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb, Tillie had twin white ram lambs and Madalyn had triplets!!!! 3 blacks.... 2 ewes and 1 ram."

    "I just wanted to tell you that our three are doing well... beautiful wool."

    "Just thought you would want to know that the fleece from (Deer Run)"Blaze" won best natural colored fleece and Best of Show - Sheep division (at SAFF)."

    "Just wanted to let you know that I've been spinning away on Mary's fleece & am thrilled with it. We are pleased with all 3 ewe lambs but are especially taken with Emma's appearance. I can hardly wait to work with her white fleece & her body build is so attractive. "

    "I had them sheared yesterday. The wool is wonderful."

    Deer Run 603 Daphne at about 2 months

    Congratulations to Alex and Nate B. of NJ for a great show season with their Deer Run ewes!
    Their proud Mom writes;
    "Nate's yearling ewe, Deer Run Pansy (an Obsidian daughter) won first place Yearling Wool Ewe, and then walked away with Champion Wool Ewe at the recent Mercer County Fair in New Jersey. Pansy was in the running as Best Sheep in Show and the judge couldn’t take his eyes off her, but she just missed it, although he did note she was going to be hard to beat. The comments from the spectators were equally complimentary: all the sheep people noted what a flashy, eye-catching ewe she was, and one casual bystander nearly ran into the show ring to pet her!"
    "Nate B. showed Deer Run Pansy in a state-wide invitational 4H fair July 14-15, 2007. She won Best Yearling Wool Ewe, Champion Wool Ewe, Best Fleece and was Reserve Best in Show (out of 100+ sheep). Meanwhile, Deer Run Daphne's fleece took Best Fleece In Show in the fleece competition (out of 30+ fleeces; not a lot, but the judge said there was no contest)." Daphne, a Hatch daughter out of Delilia, is owned by Alex B.
    "Salem Co, NJ. Pansy was First Place Yearling White Wool Ewe and Grand Champion White Wool Ewe, and Daphne was first place Yearling Natural Colored Wool Ewe and Reserve Champion Natural Colored Wool Ewe."
    And ;
    "Garden State Sheep Breeders Show, Daphne, took First Place Yearling Ewe and Pansy Third Place, in a class full of Cotswolds, Bluefaced Leicesters and Border Leicesters. Interesting, because Daphne had never beaten Pansy before, but the judge had clearly read the breed standard and judged Daphne more feminine. The girls also won Best Pair of Yearling Ewes. We were very pleased as the girls were up against some stiff competition. Best of all, Daphne's fleece took Best in Show again, winning the equivalent of the NJ fleece show exacta: it took Best in Show in July, under a different judge, and thus qualified for a special cash award for winning both."

    Hatchtown 0029-02 Hatchtown 0029-02 "Hatch" from Maine. Hatch sheared 13.5 lbs. of wool this spring. We like the lambs that we are seeing from this silver/blue ram! He is siring lambs with good size and wonderful fleeces. This photo was taken just before shearing.

    Deer Run Whitman Deer Run Whitman This white ram is "Wild 'n Woolly" bloodlines top and bottom. He has the excellent bone and beautiful fleece one would expect from his breeding. Whitman has been sold to Terry and Chris M., but we bred him to a few ewes in the fall of '06 before sending him to his new home, and have kept some offspring.

    Deer Run Lena
    Deer Run Lena, a nice white Coopworth ewe (with muddy lower legs...thank goodness for the Coopworth resistance to foot rot!).

    Hatchtown  lamb
    Hatchtown lamb

    Mountain Vewe Martha
    Mountain Vewe Martha  

    new bloodlines available! We purchased ewes from Jim and Pam Child's Hatchtown Farm in Maine (including a daughter of Toula, the 2nd place Coopworth fleece at the 2005 MD Sheep and Wool Festival), Regina Malsbury's Turtle Creek Farm in Conneticut, and from Marianne Dube's Mountain Vewe Farm in Vermont. We also bought a ram from Silver Creek in Oregon.

    Hatchtown and Turtle Creek lambs
    Hatchtown and Turtle Creek lambs

    More Photos

    Silver Creek Obsidian at 8 months.

    Cal and Rams

    Ram temperment is very important to us!

    Hidden Valley Farm Edgar
    Hidden Valley Farm Edgar, was used extensively in our flock.

    Coopworth ewe


    Hatchtown Hanna, a silver/blue ewe from Maine, with Delilia in the background..
    Deer Run Delila
    Deer Run Delila, a nice silver/blue Coopworth ewe.
    Sleepy Lambs
    A couple of sleepy Coopworth lambs.

    Jim and Martha McGrath
    HC 72 Box 14D
    Franklin, WV, 26807
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