Berks farm welcomes 'world's cutest sheep'

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. — It is no April Idiot’s joke. A farm in japanese Berks County is exhibiting off the “world’s cutest sheep.”

Betsy Myers is the proprietor of Grateful Acres, a 10-acre farm in Washington Township, close to Barto. The farm is part of the Breed Up Program, an initiative to carry Valais blacknose sheep to the US.

That particular breed of sheep comes from the Valais area of Switzerland, and the sheep are often known as the “cutest sheep on the planet.”

So, lets meet the most recent addition? Her identify is Joanne.

This was an thrilling time for Grateful Acres, because it welcomed the first-known home purebred Valais blacknose in North America.

Joanne was the primary to be registered with Valais Blacknose Worldwide Sheep Breeders Affiliation and Registry.

Myers mentioned she it is a lengthy and costly course of to have a brand new breed in any nation, so it was an enormous deal for her small farm.

Myers mentioned the breed is understood to be pleasant and inquisitive. The sheep prefer to stroll and be close to folks.

Myers mentioned she plans to enter the wool on the New Jersey Sheep and Fiber Pageant in September.

Valais wool is a rough wool. It is used primarily for making rugs and felting. You’ll be able to spin it with a softer fiber like merino or alpaca, then crochet and knit with it.

Myers mentioned spring is a busy time on the farm with the beginning of all of the lambs and the shearing.

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Grateful Acres can be residence to 2 canine, 4 goats, a pony, a Friesian horse, a peacock and a guinea fowl.