Sheep Meadow Farm Danville, VT
Sheep Meadow Farm, located in Danville, Vermont, is owned and operated by Jascha Pick. Jascha graduated Sterling College in 2010 with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Upon graduating Jascha moved back to his hometown of Putney, Vermont where he began raising lambs. Since he didn’t have pasture of his own, Jascha moved his flock all over Putney, trailering them once a week to a new field. In the summer of 2015, Jascha was able to move his flock to a 170 acre farm in Danville.The change was welcome, and though the farm in Danville had sat idle for about 10 years, the farm slowly transformed into a thriving grazing land as Jascha began implementing grazing management and small, organic inputs. Jascha moves the lambs to new grass every day, which helps manage parasites and gives the lambs the best nutrients. "Grazing is my passion,” Jascha says, “The highlight of my day is opening up the fence and watching the lambs excitedly run to the new grass." In the fall, as the nutrition in the grass starts to decrease, Jascha supplements the lambs’ feed with whole corn to help finish the lambs off.