#1 on CFIA’s Hit List—Avril

Meet the Flockers on Death Row

This is Wholearth Avril 8N,  one of our pregnant flock ewes who is on the hit list to be killed by CFIA. She will be 8 years old this spring, when she is due to have lambs…maybe even triplets like last year!  If CFIA lets her live, she could very well live to be 14 like her dear old Dad Miller (Kelsey Miller 1F). She is a wonderful heritage combination of genetics,  out of an Ed Jackson ewe 3L.

The Save Our Shrops petition just reached 1,500 names! Avril is just one of the wooly faces you are saving by signing in hopes that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will agree to an alternative for this healthy flock.

If you’d like to donate hay to feed Avril and her flockmates while we fight for them, please click here.

Montana Jones
Montana is a watcher of whales, saver of turtles, wayfarer and shepherd. She is a writer, photographer, art farmist and was formerly a magazine art director, media coordinator, journalist and past winner of the Sutton Agricultural Fair Spelling Bee. She tends an oversized garden, eats real food and raises Shropshire sheep and other heritage livestock on Wholearth Farmstudio in Northumberland County, Ontario Canada. She received a CBC Literary Award, Ontario Arts Council Writer’s Reserve Grant, and has appeared in EnRoute, Mind’s Eye, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Canadian Women Studies Literary Journal, Watershed Magazine and Edible Toronto.