Sheep at Three Charm Farm
At Three Charm Farm, our sheep are raised with a holistic approach to their health and happiness and as an integrated part of the whole farm and its micro-environment. We collaborate and follow guidelines set by the NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) regarding our environmental practices.
bred and nurtured for health and happiness
During the grazing season ‘our girls’ are rotated through various pasture units and small wooded areas, given garden herbs & veggies, grains, kelp, minerals and high quality hay. We work to provide a peaceful, loving structure and schedule with daily affection to every individual. Our animals have access to shelter as well as the outdoors 24/7 except during severe weather, illness, birthing or at night when they are very young.
Happy Lambs at Three Charm Farm!
Three Charm Farm is a closed herd and flock. We take our bio-security very seriously and as a responsible farmer, breeder and dairy producer, we test our sheep for CAE/OPP, CL, and Johne’s Disease. As a licensed dairy, we regularly test for TB/Brucellosis. The state of Maine’s Department of Agriculture also tests our milk, cheese, and water on a regular basis.
Spring Lambs for Sale
We have started accepting reservations for spring lambs and kids. We had a VERY long wait list in 2020, so don’t delay if you want to buy an animal!
Reservations Required & Limited
In order to reserve a lamb, you will need to place a $50 deposit for each lamb you would like to reserve. This deposit will hold your place on our list. Reservations go very quickly and we often have a waitlist. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless we do not have the number of lambs that we expect. You may indicate your preferences for gender and fleece when placing your reservation. We do our best to fulfill your request but offer no guarantees as we cannot decide the gender and final number of babies that will grace our farm on any given year!
2021 Lamb Availability & Pricing
We are expecting up to 15-20 lambs this year. Lambing should begin around March 15th and will likely go through mid to late April. Most of the time, we prefer our ewes to raise their lambs until they are weaned, which is 6-8 weeks after they are born. There are circumstances when a lamb may leave the farm prior to being weaned, thus making it a ‘bottle baby.’ These are considered and offered on a case-by-case basis. The cost for any lamb will be $200 this year.
Genetics & Breeding
All lambs are from polled genetics; all males will be castrated prior to leaving the farm; all have the same sire which was a Coopsworth/Border Leicester cross with a dark brown fleece (with the exception of 2 ewes) that were bred off farm to a mixed breed and should be considered meat lambs. Some dams are East Friesian crosses, some are Katahdin hair sheep crosses, and some are Wool crosses that include Coopsworth/Border Leicester, East Freisian, and some other unknown wool genetics. The wool blends do have lovely fleece, and all are appropriate for meat purposes.
Delivery is available for an additional fee.
We have no adult ewes currently available, but that may change by mid-summer. Please let us know if you’d like to be notified if any become available.
Resources for Owners
We specialize in supporting first time owners before and after they purchase from us! We really want both you and your new animals to be happy. View our Resources For Owners for lots of helpful links and information!