The Splendid Spotted Sheep are raised at Halleaux Farm in Durand, Michigan. The farmers, Douglas and Savannah Halleaux, operate the farm in addition to their “day jobs,” which makes keeping things simple on the farmstead a must.
That’s a large part of why the Jacobs are the breed of choice here. Jacobs are hardy, self sufficient, parasite and disease resistant, lamb easily and take full advantage of the farm philosophy: let creatures be creatures.
Within the Jacob Sheep Breeder’s Association’s breed standards, we favor Jacob sheep with a larger build and quality fleece for roving and yarn. We also have a CVM/Romeldale ewe and a Finnsheep ewe and a selection their Jacob-cross progeny for fun – so you may notice a couple polled spotted sheep in our photos.
We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist. — Wendell Berry