View of the house and the attached barns from one of our pastures during late Spring. Our fencing is 6 stand electric high tensile. We have the ability to only electrify strands 1, 3, & 5 and/or strands 2, 4, 6. We also use portable electric netting fence on the inside of the permanent fence. We currently have 2 pastures in close proximity to one another with the ability to shut-off power to the 2nd pasture. I visited and consulted with David Kennard at Wellscroft Fence Company (Chesham, New Hampshire) regarding suggestions for fencing our pastures and subsequently hired Homestead Fence Company (Orwell, Vermont) to install the finished product. We do have coyotes that infrequently cross our property, but “knock on wood” we have not had any issues with them. We do not currently use guard dogs or other guard animals (i.e. lamas, donkeys, etc.).


 This certainly is better than walking.



“North Country Mist” – the above photo was taken by High Road Photography. This picture was the runner-up for the American Sheep Industry Magazine photo contest in 2012. In addition to raising excellent sheep, Martin & Julie Macqueen are asked to travel to various sheep and cattle shows and be the official photographer(s). Some of Martin’s pictures have also been used for postcards.



We took the above pictures of North Country Cheviots & Scottish Blackface Sheep during our visits to Northern Scotland in 2010 & 2014. Beautiful country and no one would need to twist our arm for another visit.
Sunrise in Vermont overlooking one of our pastures. Very peaceful and quiet time of day.
Ewes grazing in temporary area prior to being allowed in the pastures. Every Spring we set-up a temporary fence on our lawn to give the adult sheep and lambs the opportunity to educate/re-educate themselves for the electric fence.
Couple of ducks keeping warm!
Our Granddaughter (Emma) and friend
Barnyard Buddies
Our 2017 SBF lamb we referred to as the “X Factor”