About the Farm

Jersey West is located in suburban Central NJ, in an area where much of the farm land has disappeared under housing developments.  However, there still are a few tracts of farm land hidden away.

I brought sheep with me to the farm in 1999.  Previously the facilities were used for dairy, hogs, and the beef herd that still calls the farm home.

In the fall of 2006, I began converting the sheep flock to Navajo-Churros.  Currently 90% or more of the sheep raised here are registered or eligible for registration with the N-CSA.

Read about how I got into the breed here.

In the fall of 2012 Jacobs joined my flock.  The foundation of 18 ewes, many of them bred, came from three great jacob breeders.  I don't think anyone was more surprised than me that I branched out into this breed, but I'm excited to see what they have to offer.  They have a new kind of wool for me to work with, they're tamer and more curious than my churros, and while I'm still the only farm in NJ to raise N-C, jacobs are very popular around here.  Plus I've always loved spotted sheep!