So glad that you are visiting our site. We will give you a quick tour that will give you an idea of what we are all about!
Alder Creek Farm has been in our family for 5 generations now. Today, we run a 80 ewe flock mostly comprised of animals that have been born and raised on the property. There is about 200 acres of land – some wood lot and the rest tillable fields and/or pasture. We believe in animals grazing freely and raising their young. Sheep are very unique in that they require guardians and shepherds to ensure their safety. The flock is trained to stay in the barnyard at night and during the day, we have a guardian llama (Gus) that keeps a watchful eye.
On our farm, we like to keep it simple. Our sheep are fed grass through natural grazing and pasture rotation methods. We make our own hay and silage which is a combination of red clover, orchard grass and timothy. The flock provides the natural fertilizer! Our lambs are finished with corn and grain.
We are very proud to have been involved with the Upper Ottawa Valley 4H Sheep Club for several years helping to introduce several children to the sheep world and raising several champion show animals.
Stop by and see us some time. We will be glad to give you a tour!
Gary and Kim