Desert Weyr Black Welsh Mountain Sheep
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.
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!
Dog days of Summer
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...
We were honored to provide meat for the celebration of life for Jerry Hatem of Aspen. Our mutton was featured at the BBQ on the back side of Aspen Mountain looking at Mt. Hayden where family and friends gathered to celebrate his life. Take care everyone.
COVID-19 and Our Farm
The COVID-19 Pandemic has had an immediate affect on our farm. Although Colorado has opened up starting this week we have made the decision that for our own health and safety we will not be opening the farm this year for farm tours or visits. I realize that this is a...
Not Dead Yet
OK so posting on the web site is so low on my ToDo list that it almost never gets done. But there Farm and the sheep are doing well in spite of almost no on-line activity. 2020 Lambing has finished successfully. 23 ewes bred 43 live lambs, no stillborns and no...
2019 Lambing Done!
Lambing for 2019 has finished. We bred 36 ewes and every single ewe got pregnant. This is a first for us. Usually at least 1 ewe fails to conceive. Sadly we lost 2 ewes. One to an accident and one to pregnancy toxemia. Our...
AI Class Results
We've finished our first round of lambing and the AI Class results are in. Total ewes bred via AI was 34. Total ewes lambing to AI was 9 giving a 26% lambing. However, as everyone knows we had some straw failures and other issues where the ewe did not...