Bear Creek Sheep Station consists of 70 acres of green rolling hills and clover fields that are home to 90 ewes and their lambs. They happily munch their day away eating grass and clover. Our goal since we became Bear Creek Sheep Station in 1987 has been to raise lamb and wool in a sustainable way with the use of best conservation and land stewardship practices.
The farm goes through an annual cycle of production. May through September, our months of growing season here in Wisconsin, we manage our permanent pastures using intensive rotational grazing methods. Late fall into early winter, when the grass is dormant, our sheep are in the pastures grazing stock piled grasses. Winter sees the flock still outdoors, gathered around a hay station feeder of big square bales, using their 4" of wool to keep them comfortably warm. By mid March the ewes are in the barnyard with access to the barn in preparation for lambing in April.