Tamarack Farm

The Farm

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Tamarack Farm is located about 18 miles east of State College, PA, the location of Pennsylvania State University, in the beautiful Pennsylvania Appalachian valley and ridge region. Tamarack Farm covers about 30 hilly acres of pasture and woods just a few steps from Penns Creek, a well-known destination for fly-fishing. A long row of Tamaracks (Larix) grows on the hill as a backdrop to the farmhouse--hence the name of our farm. Ask us about our award-winning sheep and wool.

The Sheep

We have been raising Icelandic and natural-colored Merino Sheep for over fifteen years. We have a colorful Icelandic flock with a full range of patterns and colors. Our sheep are on pasture about 8-9 months per year, using management-intensive grazing techniques. Our flock is healthy (and happy!) with good parasite resistance. We are CLA, OPP and Scrapie free. Rams are of good temperament only. Ewes must be good mothers.

Farm Products

In addition to our Icelandic, Merino, and Tunis Breed Sheep, we raise greens, vegetables, plants, and herbs for two local farmers' markets where we also sell retail cuts of lamb and lamb sausage. And, we have a flock of laying hens, some Icelandic of course, that produce multicolored eggs for market. Jan enjoys spinning, but felting has more completely captured her interest, so we work with our own wool as well as selling roving and yarn at the markets and at our vendor's booth at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. We sell breeding stock, wool, and wool products, particularly felt and felt crafts. Please see the other pages on this site for information regarding availability and pricing. A variety of Icelandic and Merino fleeces will be available following our late fall shearing.


Janice Jenkins & Michael Arthur

P.O. Box 97, 198 Immel Rd.

Spring Mills, Pennsylvania 16875

e-mail us: shepherd@tamarackfarmsheep.com

                          or phone/fax (814) 422-8041



Contact Us: shepherd@tamarackfarmsheep.com