Cricket and Cara of Ten Cat Farm
Cricket and Cara operate Ten Cat Farm outside Uhrichsville, Ohio. They moved here from sunny Sacramento, so strong was their dream of farming. Their farm is on over 100 acres of land that has been in Cara’s family for years. They currently utilize about 15 acres for their fiber farm, but are constantly expanding.
Cara is a fiber artist and has long been interested in the process and origin of her yarn. She attended shearing school in order to learn more. She and Cricket now have around 25 sheep, including several rare breeds – Shetland, Lincoln Longwool, and Cotswold. They also raise Cheviots. These sheep are being bred and used primarily for fiber production.
Ten Cat Farm puts sustainability as a high priority. They use intensive rotational grazing to feed their sheep during the growing season. This means they rotate fencing and animals from one area to another. This leads to healthier animals and land. The fiber flock at Ten Cat Farm is guarded by a llama named Charlie. Cara and Cricket want to focus on providing habitat for native flora and fauna, enhancing soil health, and increasing biodiversity. We look forward to watching their farm grow!
You can learn more about Cara and Cricket’s adventures on Ten Cat Farm on their Facebook page.