5741 Thoman Drive
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania 17362
Elisabeth Utting 717-225-8837 email@example.com
Welcome to our Website for Maranatha Meadows. Our farm was originally started on 175 acres, in the Endless Mountains of northern Pennsylvania in 1979. In 2001 we moved our farm to York County Pennsylvania. In Bradford County (northern Pa), we raised purebred Targhee Sheep, and commercial crossbreds, (Dorset-Finn X Targhee). With a 250 ewe flock, lambing every 8 months, we weaned a 250% lamb crop.Currently we raise registered Katahdins on our farm in York County. Our flock is about 60 ewes, we lamb in April/May on pasture. Our lambs are strictly grass fed only, and we usually wean about 220%. Many of our ewes raise triplets. Our yearling ewes always lamb at one year of age.
In 1986 we started breeding Welsh Ponies, after having purchased 2 mares from Glannant Farm in Ithaca, N.Y. Findeln Cricket, (by Brockwell Spider), and Miss Raindrop, (by Glannant Country Roads). The next year we purchased Glannant Polonaise, (Cusop Sheriff x Glannant Sonnet), and the yearling colt, Glannant Mariner, (Glannant Bard X Cwmpennant Carina).
Our first Maranatha foal was Woolen Hills Treasure, although she didn't carry the prefix Maranatha, she is the first Maranatha Welsh, Section B Pony we bred. She was foaled in 1987, on our farm named Woolen Hills, in Bradford County Pa. She was sired by Glannant Ballad, and out of our first purchased mare, Findeln Cricket.
Treasure is still with us today, here in York county, along with several of her daughters, Maranatha Pearl (2005), Maranatha Tiara, (2006), and Maranatha Keepsake, (2007).
Treasure's most noteworthy foal is probably her first, a colt sired by Glannant Mariner, named Maranatha Tapestry, who has gone on to produce many noteworthy Welsh Champions and Hunter Ponies in this country.
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