At Desert Weyr we breed high performance Black Welsh Mountain sheep for the farm flock owner who wants easy care sheep that perform well on forages alone.
Our superior mutton is for the local food aficionado ready for a rich flavorful meat that is out of the ordinary.
Rich, deep black wool provides a neutral background for the fiber artist whether you are a spinner, knitter, weaver or crocheter.
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.
Black Welsh Mountain Sheep are an old British breed noted for both meat and wool production. They are small and easy to handle. In the UK Welsh Mountain sheep are noted for providing the best tasting mutton. We cannot ship meat but it is available at our farm store and in Paonia at Lizzy’s Market. Try some tasty Black Welsh Mutton at your next special event.
The fleece is a dark black or reddish black called cuchddu. Check out our shop for raw fleeces, washed and carded roving, spun yarn and sturdy hiking socks.
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.
Come visit and see our wonderful sheep.
Learn how we manage our small farm on a daily basis and get to know our flock!
The project to add a grid-tied solar array to the house site up at Juniper Gulch Ranch is almost complete. Final inspections should be today and then swapping the meter for the net meter maybe even as soon as tomorrow. We hadn't really planed on doing this project...
Our pastures are now functioning as exercise lots. There is no feed to speak of in them so we are putting hay bales out for the sheep to eat. We've done this before during drought and the increased fertilizer from the sheep eating in a concentrated area has improved...
I have a black thumb. I have been known to kill plants easily. However this year my stepdad is staying up here and he always has a garden so we're doing one too. It's been a wild success, lots of peppers and tomatoes and even a large batch of peas not to mention the...
It's a bad year for hay with the drought so we are getting what we can when we can get it. This is a nice batch of grass/alfalfa mix hay that will be used to flush the ewes for breeding this winter. Our goal is to go into winter with the barn full. We've stored hay...
Leena and some of the lambs resting in the shade. It's summer, very hot and back in major drought. We're getting the weather we normally get in late July and early August in late June and early July. The guard dogs are still on the job though. Leena and her lambs...