Schoolhouse Farm is a small pasture-based farm located in Tamworth, New Hampshire. We manage a flock of grass-fed registered Icelandic sheep that are bred for sale as either breeding stock or for meat. Our animals rotationally graze on fertile pasture from early spring through late fall. In winter months the flock is fed mixed grass, alfalfa and legume hay from our own hayfields. We do not feed any hay or forage that we didn't grow and harvest ourselves.
We are very attentive to our animals and our fields and are consistently striving to improve the quality of both. As Gene Logsdon writes in All Flesh is Grass, the quality of our meat is only as good as the quality of our pastures. We only apply mineral and soil amendments that are approved for organic certification when necessary and depend primarily upon our own bulk compost to enrich the soil and restore vital nutrients. We regularly monitor lab results of soil samples and hay/forage samples to determine nutrient composition and assist us in determining which fields are in need of supplementation. A no-till conservation seeder is used to overseed our fields with a wide variety of grasses, legumes, brassica and forbs. Our goal is to provide a very diversified diet of plants that primitive ruminants would have grazed in the wild.
We never use any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or preservatives on our fields or dry forage. The sheep are provided with free choice minerals and kelp mix throughout the year, and newborn lambs are given a booster of selenium and vitamin E shortly after birth. We never use any growth hormones, unnecessary antibiotics or other invasive treatments to our flock. Instead, clean water, fresh air and nutritious pastures are all we really need to support healthy contented animals.
Lamb is available in frozen cryovac packages. We sell only whole carcass quality, which usually averages between 40 and 50 pounds of packaged lamb. Custom cut sheets are available, or we can suggest popular choices. Please visit our website for more information about our meat sales, hay, compost, or other products. Thank you. Norman and Wendy.
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