Welcome to Priscilla’s Soay Blog

If you managed to find this site, you must like Soay Sheep. Good. So do I, and so does my husband Steve, the head shepherd here at Saltmarsh Ranch. No matter what time of year, those of us who are hopelessly addicted to these little creatures have much more to talk about than our non-Soay friends will tolerate.

As the chief observer of all things Soay on our farm (that just means I don’t do the heavy lifting like building fences and shelters), I have filled my head with a lot of practical knowledge about the actual care and feeding of Soay. And since I come from a family that specializes in Prairie Stories (as in, like the prairie, our stories just go on and on and on – thank you, Kat), I cannot help myself – I want to share what I have learned with other people.

I hope you enjoy my blog, and I hope you will feel free to comment whenever and however you like.

Hooray for Soay sheep!

Priscilla Weaver

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  1. Gary Dickey says:

    I can’t wait to learn more. Was wondering if you had scheduled any piano recitals for the flock. I’m sure that Lucy could round them all up and make them behave.

  2. Robbyn says:

    Wow! I can’t believe I found this blog!

    Please keep your journal going…I’m so interested in Soay, and can’t wait till I get some acreage to begin raising them. (We’re in Florida, which will have its own set of challenges) I’ll try not to make a nuisance of myself here, but I already have a bunch of questions. Just so thrilled to find a journal that deals primarly with the wonderful Soay!

  3. priscilla says:

    Hi Robbyn, I try not to make promises I cannot keep, but I promise you I will not stop this journal. It is too much fun! Delighted that you found it. Sometimes it feels lonely out here writing away. Please ask all the questions you have. If Steve and I cannot answer them, we probably can directly you to someone else who can. Meanwhile, enjoy the Soay Year as we work our way through lambing, summer grazing, figuring out breeding groups for next year, etc. etc. And hopefully no more broken legs. Best wishes. Priscilla