Geoffrey, a Border Leicester ram which I had used for two years, found a wonderful new home and breeding assignment when he was purchased this summer by Leslie Orndorff of Tintagel Farm in south central Pennsylvania.
At left: Leslie Orndorff of Tintagel Farm with her new breeding ram, Geoffrey, who was bred by Nancy Weik of Overlook Manor Farm.
Leslie is a renowned fiber artist who combines Border Leicester wool with mohair from her angora goats to produce lustrous, hand-dyed spinning fibers and yarn. She liked Geoffrey for his dense fleece, thanks to some infusion of English AI bloodlines. Besides his desirable fiber, I found him to be an outstanding ewe sire.
Geoffrey should feel right at home at her picturesque farm with historic stone barns and grassy hillocks; the original Tintagel in England is where King Arthur was born.