Poor Dirt Farmer Blog

Charlie is here to make lambs!
We are very fortunate to have Charlie here to visit our three purebred Katahdin ewes. Charlie was bred by Ruth Bleau of Blue Oaks Ranch in Grass Valley. He should produce some... Continues...
Time for the kids to leave home
This year we bred all of our Nubian does to a boer buck. We will be offering several doe kids for sale in the coming months. These does will fit well in a commercial herd. They... Continues...
SOLD OUT !
Out of the Whey Farm is sold out for 2016!
Cocoa's lambs are here!
Cocoa finally produced two beautiful ewe lambs Wednesday evening. They weighed in at slightly over ten pounds each.
First lamb has arrived!
Calico brought forth one very healthy ewe lamb this morning. Ruth weighed in at a whopping 13 lbs 4 oz. I plan to keep her, so 2U Sheep Station will have to become 3U Sheep... Continues...
Welcome to Out of the Whey Farm, located in California?s Gold Country northeast of Sacramento. We are a small family farm dedicated to breaking even while producing meat, milk and eggs for our table. The farm is home to a small herd of Nubian goats, an even smaller flock of Katahdin sheep, an assortment of hens and, last but not least, Razlen, an Arabian mare. And then there are the cats, whey too many cats (excuse the pun): one indoor, two indoor/outdoor, and four outdoor/barn cats, to be exact--Whoops, two new kittens born in our barn and saved from life as feral cats.

We believe that animal husbandry is a calling, not a job. Even a small farm such as ours creates lots of hard work. Fortunately it also provides opportunities for harvesting tons of satisfaction and reaping bushels of joy. We invite you to wander through our website and learn more about the critters, what's going on, and what's for sale. And please check back often as we will be updating the site frequently. Have a wonderful day and happy trails.