We raise two breeds of sheep; Kathadin and Texel. That’s Kat Von Sheep on the left (we named her 2010 lamb Miss Kitty), she’s a Kathadin or hair sheep. Beatrice, a Texel is on the right. Both are meat breeds and we’re keeping these two as breeding stock. Kat is getting a winter coat right now, she’ll shed it over the summer. Kind of like a dog. Lots of sheep farms like the Kathadins because you don’t have to worry about shearing in the Spring. We take our Texels to a neighbor’s farm on shearing day. Local fiber artists come to help out and we have lamb chili for lunch. It’s a long, hard and fun day.