A LAMB (3 MONTH OLD SHEEP): $100
DONATE A SHARE OF
A LAMB: $25
Certain breeds of sheep produce excellent milk as well as
wool, a double benefit for families! Like goats, sheep can do well in
climates and terrain not suited to cows. Also, sheep milk is the
most digestible of all the milk producing animals for humans'
consumption. Sheep's milk also contains the highest butterfat
content, which is great for cheese and butter. Sheep can produce 1
gallon of milk a day and 12 lbs. of wool a season.
goats, sheep produce twins every
year, which can be sold to produce income so the family can buy other
When you donate sheep through Garden Harvest, you are
donating a 3 month old lamb, just weaned from its mother, and ready to
graze. Hence, these sheep are donated to families who, while still below
poverty level, do have access to enough land for their sheep to graze.
Even very poor people can have access to land: In Appalachia, the mining
companies own most of the land, but allow families to live on and use
the land; in India, land is leased fairly inexpensively.
benefits of sheep's milk: Sheep's milk is
unique by containing 25% Medium chain length fatty acids or
medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which the medical researchers
have recognised as unique lipids with unique applications. Their
medical and nutritional values have been the subject of at least
102 publications during the past 10 years demonstrating real
benefits in malabsorption syndroms, chyluria, steatorrhea,
hyperlipoproteinemia, and in cases of intestinal resection,
coronary by-pass, premature-infant feeding, childhood epilepsy,
cystic fibrosis and gallstones, because of their unique
metabolic ability to provide energy instead of contributing to
adipose tissues as other lipids do. MCT also inhibit or limit
cholesterol deposition, dissolve cholesterol gallstones, and
contribute to normal growth of infants. MCT are unique, because
they do not follow the general lipid transport pathway through
the lymphatic system and into the prostaglandin metabolism.
Instead they go through the portal system directly into the
liver, where they are oxidised into quickly available energy for
Role of sheep in sustainable
farming: Sheep work in tandem with goats to
transform a jungle of weeds, brush, and grass into productive
farm land. After the goats have eaten all the woody brush
and tall weeds, the sheep then mow down the foliage closer to
the ground: grass and broadleaf vegetation. Within short
order, sheep can reduce a field with 12 inch high grass and
weeds to a "golf course" type terrain, with grass only an inch
or two high. Did you know that
for years, the White House lawn was mowed by sheep?