bergen, ny, u.s.a.
Emmaline Long started with two sheep (a wether Lincoln ram and a Lincoln/Hampshire cross) in 2002 and has since grown the flock to be as many as 50 ewes. Although she usually keeps between 25 and 30 ewes depending on the time of year. Her and her family's flock is entirely purebred natural Lincolns, except for a few that are offspring from their original Lincoln/Hampshire cross.
Because their personal preference is dark colored wool, they have been breeding the flock for darker colored wool. Their flock is shown throughout the year at: the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, the Genesee County Fair, The Big E, and the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. They have received mandy awards including: Premier Breeder in 2012 at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Best Fleece and Reserve Champion Ewe at the 2012 Big E, and most recently, the Best Fleece with their yearling ram at the 2013 Big E show.
Emmaline is currently finishing her Master's degree in the Animal Science department at Cornell University, while working as a crop manager at CY Farms. She is incredibly involved within the Northeastern fibreshed community and is excited to connect people with the Lincoln Long Wool high-quality fiber that her flock produces.