Raising natural and pastured meat and eggs...
Pony spent a number of years slinging eggs, searing foie and making sausages in some of Portland, Oregon’s popular restaurants before taking off to explore the world of farming apprenticeships with his dearest companion, a rescue dog named Sugar. Pony and his hound immediately knew that their home was out in the field and they started dreaming up a farm of their own. Sadly, Sugar got called to another world but that farm-dream became a reality when Pony and his horse, Tatanka, moved into the barn on 40 acres of beautiful, gently sloping pasture-land in Williams, Oregon that used to be home to Granada Arabians horse farm. Pony honors the land by revamping and incorporating a horse icon he found on a sign in the barn and immortalizes his dear friend in the name Sugarfield.
Wanting to raise a hardy and dual-purpose sheep that could weather the long, wet winters and blazing hot and dry summers, Pony started building a herd of Jacob sheep, an ancient breed known for their spotted coats and multiple horn sets. Starting with just 11 sheep, the herd now consists of 40 breeding ewes, 3 rams, 31 lambs and K’ass, the border collie, says “That’s enough!”
Conscientious land management is a primary focus of the farm. The sheep rotate around the field, the rabbits and chickens rotate in tractors on a hill close to the barn, and the laying hens are just all over the place!