It all started with Scooter, a small, Jersey bull calf, a flock of chickens, and the ten students in Weston School Districts Animal and Soil Science class. They wanted to expand our school farm, and with the district sitting on 68 acres, there was plenty of space to do so. After a lot of thinking, they came up with the idea of raising and milking a flock of 10-12 dairy sheep, and then the soap production idea was formed as a fundraising project to raise funds they have used to set up a licensed dairy processing room to make sheep milk gelato which will be sold at sporting events.
After a lot of fundraising, students erected a 24’ X 40’ barn with the help of two community members. The sheep are cared for by students of all ages to learn about animal husbandry and animal science. They trim hooves, give vaccinations, help with lambing, and daily care for the flock.