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.

Delivering Hay

Delivering Hay

Morning Chores. We move the ewes out of the pen and close the gate. Ken can then drive a bale in and place it under the hay shed row roof. Put the hay feeder panels back around the bale and then take the twines off and let the sheep in. It’s working well. These... read more
Fire Mitigation

Fire Mitigation

Larry is back trimming the back cedars pasture. It’s mostly junipers but we’ve always called it the cedars. The goal is to remove all the low hanging branches so a fire won’t get up into the crowns of the trees. It’s a lot of work but can... read more

Ram Health Issues

So a while ago we had a ram yearling die from what we thought was injuries caused by fighting. His bladder had burst. However yesterday we had another ram yearling starting with the same behaviors. One is just bad luck, 2 means you need to look at management to see if... read more