Heritage Breeds Week — Tunis — Breed of the Day

Heritage Breeds Week — Tunis — Breed of the Day

Today’s breed of the day for HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK is the Tunis sheep. The Tunis breed originated in Tunisia and is reputed to be more than 3000 years old. Referred to as fat-tailed sheep in the Bible, the color ranges from tan to red with the occasional white spot on the head and haunches. The American Founding Fathers were known for their appreciation of the Tunis. John Adams mentioned the breed in his diary in 1782 noting its exceptional taste. Thomas Jefferson ordered a herd be imported f...
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Ben Machin & Grace Bowmer of Tamarack Vermont Sheep Farm

Ben Machin grew up in Vermont on a small organic homestead where his family grew their own food and produced apple juice, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup for market. After some years working for the US Forest Service as a Smokejumper, Ben came back to Vermont to study and work on various natural conservation projects. Eventually he rekindled his interest in farming. The post Ben Machin & Grace Bowmer of Tamarack Vermont Sheep Farm appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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