About Vermont Shepherd
We're a 250-acre farm in Westminster West, Vermont with 300-700 sheep (depending on the time of year), 2 Border Collies (who herd the sheep) and 8 Maremma - a beautiful white dog who protects the sheep from predators - along with shepherds of all ages. At the northern edge of the farm is a Cave which is home to our 2 types of cheese, where they live out the seasons of their lives. Please visit us if you're ever in the neighborhood, and enjoy the cheese!
Work on the farm includes: milking the sheep twice a day (5 a.m. and 5 p.m.), moving the sheep from pasture to pasture, haying, shearing sheep, cleaning to keep everything beautiful, and boxing up our cheeses and other goods and sending them out all over the country!
Vermont Shepherd has won two conservation awards in 2002 and 2006 for the quality of its farming work and improving the soils, pastures, and water resources.