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Category Archives: Sheep
By Connie Helstosky, NCF Sheep Grazing Project Technician Greetings from Squam Farm! This past fall I made the decision to not breed the ewes. Therefore, there will be no lambs this year out at Squam Farm. I do look forward … Continue reading
We are very pleased to welcome Constance Helstosky to our year-round staff as our new Sheep Grazing Project Technician. Connie joined us in mid-November and has hit the ground running, taking on the many responsibilities associated with the care and … Continue reading
Some of the most popular questions I receive are: Do we shear the sheep? Why do we shear the sheep? When do we shear the sheep? How do we shear the sheep? And what do we do with the fleeces? … Continue reading
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation maintains a flock of sheep at Squam Farm as part of our conservation efforts. You can read more about how effective sheep can be as a grassland management tool in our previous blog. During the growing … Continue reading
The Foundation owns and manages a little under 9,000 acres of protected conservation land on the island. Nantucket is an interesting place to practice conservation because many of the unique natural areas on Nantucket exist because of human activities and … Continue reading