The fields are at rest now. Once tilled and managed as a high input produce operation, they lay covered in orchard grass and only the sheep remain. For nearly fifty years Tudbink’s Farm has had the flock. In the early years until 1999 they were loyal mowers of the plunging slopes of our homestead, but with the advent of the new millennium changes came. Not only did Tudbink’s go public with its flower production, but the sheep began to compete. That’s right, for the first time they stepped off these quiet hills and into the show ring at many county fairs by a new Binkley, a nine year old girl named Kelsey. With a drive to show and a sixth sense about the arena, Kelsey and the flock patiently conquered the barriers of the show world and ended her career as a scholarship 4-H member. Younger brother, Nate, having learned the trade from his sister, competes with the flock today and has combined with her to win the county fair five times.
The breeding program remains and the lambs are available to dialog with as you shop. Please ….. no sheep noises, speak to them like adults.