lambfarm at sover.net
Tue Nov 21 18:27:18 EST 2000
I was in Maine recently and heard tell of a guy who "Kept" the Hescock sheep for them during quarantine, who kept some of the sheep in exchange for that,supposedly. These sheep have been "quarantined" on an Island off the Maine coast with little shepherding done, since. The guy says he tries to catch them once a year and shear them, but that's it. No control over breeding, etc., but no other sheep on the island, so in effect, it is a feral flock--if this is all true. I had hoped to be in touch with him by now--have to write, he's a caretaker for some big-deal estate--but haven';t quite gotten to it. I'd like to visit and see these sheep, which means Springtime, since it requires a boat and is pretty cold up there now. When I hear from him, I'll post whatever I hear--but, does this ring any bells anywhere for anyone? His name is Jamie Huntsberger, I think--it's written down in the other room, I'm too lazy to go check spelling at the moment.
I think if it's true, and they are a sort of feral, unsupervised flock for lo, these 20 years, and there have been no additions, then it might be interesting to see what has happened to the sheep over that time. Edd, it seems to me that if anyone really knows anything about this, it might be you? Ever heard of this scenario? Betty!
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