We have raised Jacob sheep since 2001 on a small farm in southern Wisconsin that includes pasture, woodland, and prairie/oak savanna remnants. Our sheep are selected for easy lambing, good mothering, parasite resistance and ability to thrive on pasture and hay. The flock grazes from April through November or December and is fed in our 1907 barn during winter. Lambing starts in February, sometimes in sub-zero weather. Although we don’t select for wool quality beyond meeting the JSBA breed standard, many of our fleeces are excellent for handspinning and have low VM due to careful hay feeding and pasture management. We also direct-market meat in the Madison area.