Susan Ammerman and her husband Bart Ellison moved to northern New Mexico from New Orleans in 1999 to retire and attempt to raise a few sheep;
Ammerman set out to raise easy care sheep as a quieter alternative to power lawn equipment. The project evolved into preserving the Navajo-Churro sheep breed and raising flavorful meat lambs for the local market
Later, started chicken sales became a project to develop improved winter laying chickens. The started chicks were a way of dividing orders of 25 chicks and helping customers who couldn’t or wouldn’t brood their own chicks.
Ammerman is a Houston, Texas, native who is a University of Houston journalism graduate. She studies sheep and chicken genetics, social cognition and horticulture.
Bart Ellison has extended a passion for photography in recent years. He worked 30 years in research and oil production for Shell Oil Company.
Ellison, is a San Diego native with a UC Berkeley PHD in engineering. He helps wrangle sheep, looks after the farm infrastructure and maintains the web site.
Susan with New Mexico State Champion Lt Brahma chicken
Naturally raised lamb and resilient sheep from the Highlands of Northern New Mexico
© Bart Ellison 2017