Oregon couple raise Navajo churro sheep
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- A southern Oregon couple have turned their retirement into a working ranch in Bonanza, raising Navajo churro sheep.
Carole Fisher and her 72-year-old husband, Bob, who spent 38 years as a veterinarian in Northern California, say their 250-acre ranch near Bonanza was larger than they planned.
They told the Herald and News in Klamath Falls they have steadily grown their flock from less than a dozen sheep to about 60 ewes now.
The couple say churros are a low-maintenance breed capable of handling weather variables. And, along with selling lambs for meat, the fleece is used in weaving and Navajo rug making.
Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com
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