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The Wonderful World of Wool: Savage Hart Farm

Jul 07, 2020 02:34PM ● By By Dian Parker
Visiting a sheep farm when it’s lambing season is a charming and chaotic experience, chock-full of new life. The mothers and their newborns bounded over to meet us with much baaing and bleating. The babies frolicked and bounced up and down with all four feet off the ground. And so many colors! Black, cinnamon, dark and light gray, off-white. The lambs’ fleece was curled tight and the mothers, recently sheared, were sleek and plump.

Savage Hill Farm is a small sheep farm par excellence. The owners, Peggy and Todd Allen, started the farm in 2012 and now have 53 lambs and sheep—19 lambs were born this past April. The Allens came from Chicago, where Peggy worked for Disney ABC television. “I’ve always wanted a sheep farm,” Peggy says. “But we knew nothing! So we started by reading Sheep Farming for Dummies.” Todd adds, “Whatever makes Peggy happy!

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