At Desert Weyr we develop and implement sustainable systems to conserve the rare and endangered animals that provide so much for us. Our primary goals are the conservation of genetic resources and promotion of sustainable agriculture systems.

Our Philosophy Our small family farm produces animal products in a humane and environmentally friendly way. We provide our food and fiber animals with a healthy life and a quick humane death. We manage our pastures in a sustainable fashion designed to improve soil fertility and the farm environment.

IMG_6578_medWe are pleased to be breeding the rare and endangered Black Welsh Mountain Sheep. This is a old British breed noted for both meat and wool production. Small and easy to handle they provide good meat as well as lovely wool for handspinning. Check out our shop for raw fleeces, washed and carded roving, spun yarn and sturdy hiking socks. The fleece is a dark black or reddish black called cuchddu. We offer a variety of meat cuts from our farm store. Try some tasty Black Welsh Mutton at your next special event. Sheep manure is a wonderful fertilizer and we offer it for sale to local gardeners by reservation. We also save and prepare the horns from the rams for crooks, buttons and knife handles. It is our responsibility to use as much of the animal as we can and we take our responsibility seriously.

Butchering a Ram

I’m a bit late in writing this post but felt it needed to be written. Last week we butchered a ram that had a broken leg a long time ago. The leg was healing but it was crooked and he was never going to be a breeding ram. Because he was the only sheep to go to... read more