Ever since Royal was a little boy, he wanted to raise sheep. He had goats, rabbits, and chickens, but just not sheep.
Sheep are one of his passions.
So it was natural, once he had his own family, that he would get his own farm, and start raising his own sheep and guardian dogs. Moving to a bare piece of ground, covered with thorns, brush, and many trees, they started from scratch. Building their own home, outbuildings, and clearing land has made their farm have a lot of family meaning.
Starting in 2014 they got their first 40 sheep, and their dogs, Lady and Shepherd. Now they are up to 100 ewes and 175 lambs at their peak. Their dogs had their first litter in 2015, and have had 3 litters so far.
Rotational grazing is an exciting feature of the Keller farm. By doing so they are able to use less chemical wormers, have less parasites, and make better use of the land.
Come on out and take a look, and get yourself a furry friend or a few sheep! You'll be inspired!
Meet the Family
Royal and Rebeca
In addition to raising dogs and sheep, Royal enjoys carpentry. He's built a few pieces of furniture in his home, worked in construction, and built their home and outbuildings. So he's definitely had a lot of practice. For now, his job is taking care of chickens in a chicken barn, but hopes to work on his own farm full time someday.
Rebeca is the social one. She loves people, and loves coffee. That's why it's natural that she sells coffee at local farmer's markets from Ozark Coffee Company (contact her if you want some!). Farm life is also a great joy to her, along with canning things for the family.
All the kids enjoy living life on the farm and playing with the many puppies and kittens they have from time to time.
Chad (12) is the oldest. Fishing and Kayaking are his thing, and he also delights in helping dad take care of the sheep and farm.
Seth (11) is Chad's shadow, always helping out with him and his dad around the farm. With everything going on it's nice to have another helping hand and a buddy to spend time with.
Alea (6) adds a cute spark of fun around the home. She loves (probably more than anyone else) playing with the kittens, as well as with the puppies and lambs. Anything that is a baby she likes to have fun with, including her baby dolls.
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