A Wilder Shropshire

Shropshires are a very Likeable Sheep.  So easy to fall in love with that face—that button nose—those cute little ears…

Gene Wilder did!…yes, Daisy was a Shropshire too…the winsome wooly  his character fell for in Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About…”

Anyone with an inside line to actor Gene Wilder or director Woody Allan? If they loved the Shropshire enough to give Daisy a starring role,  maybe they’d be interested in helping our fight to save them…? Handsome chap below is the late Wholearth Elliot. Docile, easy to handle…but he was a wilder sheep too—a good example of why heritage Shropshires are well suited to the wilds of Canada, that is.  Our heritage sheep…adapted to our country, our cold, our climate. The Shropshire is ‘wool’ suited to our weather with dense, tight wool that keeps their cherry coloured skin warm and dry out in the falling snow. Let’s not lose the entire breed after so many years of them adapting so well here. Please click here for “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shrops” …and here to sign the petition to save them..

Elliot in the snow


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.