Natural Awakenings Magazine Article
Sustainable Sheep Farming at Border Springs Farm – by Linda Sechrist
Some species of animals, as well as mammals, have had their efforts and value respectably recognized – a pig (Babe and Charlotte’s Web), a deer (The Yearling), and even a whale (Free Willy). Yet few have ever gone so unnoticed as sheep, which contributed honorably to the course of history with little recognition. Sheep and their wool, the first commodity in the world of sufficient value to warrant international trade, enabled Queen Isabella of Spain [1451-1504] to finance the voyages of Columbus, who took sheep aboard his ships on the journey to the new world in 1493 as a “walking food supply” for his crew.