Sponsor Sheep: Rita
Have you ever dreamed of farming sheep? How about sheep in The Faroe Islands?
Rita is one of my personal favorites and definitely one of the biggest personalities at the farm. She is super smart and will teach her lambs to be smart too - that's why her bloodline keeps growing and she already has both her daughter and granddaughter by her side even though Rita is just two years old. She knows how to be cute, cuddly and pose for the camera - but also tells us when she's not in a good mood and not up for something. She hates when things are on her head and has therefore eaten several flower crowns before they ever turned into a picture.
Sweet Rita is reserved by her friend Anjali - the only reason I would ever give her up is to Anjali who I know loves her just as much as I do <3
This year has been a tough one for us, with unforeseen expanses, lots of rain and snow and hungry animals who need to be fed hay throughout the winter. By the end of January we used up the last of our own hay, and therefore must now purchase hay bales for the remainder of the winter, which we anticipate will be until April. Following a suggestion from our supportive Instagram community, we started this program.
By Sponsoring a Faroese Sheep for one year, you will help our beautiful sheep continue to thrive. Your contribution will help us continue to care for your Sponsored Faroese Sheep so that it can continue to live a long life here on the farm with us and it's friends, happily fed and humanely cared for with your help and support. Animal welfare is of the utmost importance to us here at Hanusarstova, and your Sponsorship will directly benefit your Faroese Sheep by providing it with hay & treats during conditions where it is unable to forage for itself.
You are of course always welcome to visit your sheep here at the farm and we'll make you some coffee and cake, too! We do rounds with vaccinations, deworming and other medical checkups three times a year and you'll get notified as to when this will happen - you're welcome to join in, and even learn how to cut your own wool if you'd like!
In the unfortunate event that your sheep passes, we will do our best to allow you to sponsor another sheep for the remainder of your yearly period, or we'll otherwise keep you updated on the entire flock!
Hanusarstova is a working sheep farm and our currently permitted maximum number of sheep is 68; we have some sheep meant for breeding and other sheep meant to sell for meat. Although I don't like this part of sheep farming, it is a way of life and means for helping us to support ourselves. We find comfort in that the food that we consume has had a good life, hopefully you understand this too.