Archive for June 2009

Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School

We were recently honored to supply the three Border Leicester foundations ewes that will establish the fiber and meat sheep flock at the Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School, located in Flint Hill, VA. The photo shows the two white and one natural-colored ewes surrounded by the excited students who enthusiastically greeted the girls when they arrived.We look forward to assisting the students as they learn to tend their sheep. Meanwhile, the two white and one natural colored ewes are living in an ‘ovine heaven on earth’ as they tackle belly-high grass in their pasture. To learn more about the farm school’s innovative curriculum for 7th to 9th graders, visit their website at    Susan Holmes, director of the Farm School, has also begun a fun and informative blog.


Congratulations to John & Trudy Cuoghi for the purchase of the yearling Bluefaced Leicester ewe, Wits End 823, the highest placing Bluefaced Leicester in the White Long Wool Yearling Ewe Class at this year’s Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.She is off to Powhatan, VA, to join their flock of purebred and crossbred Bluefaced Leicesters at Laingcroft Farm. Check out their website at

The beautiful white ewe in the right foreground is now at Laingcroft Farm in Powhatan, VA.