|Widdershins refers to walking in a counter-clockwise circle, we enjoy doing things a little
differently, as our farm name and choice of lifestyle shows.
Since we are both Maine natives, we know first hand that living in Maine requires being
resourceful and dedicated, and we both have jobs outside our farm.
Chris is a truck driver and Wendy is a veterinary assistant.
For many years we have practiced a self sufficient lifestyle, raising our own meat and an
extensive garden. For almost 20 years we have had a milk cow to provide us with milk, cheese
and butter. Our life included raising meat rabbits, dairy goats & the dogs.
Since 2003 we have raised and sold natural beef steers. After purchasing
a larger farm in 2004 we started making a true commercial venture with
our breeding herds of Devon cattle, Nigerian Dwarf goats
and Katahdin sheep.
We opened our farm store in 2010, selling pre-packaged, frozen grass-fed beef & eggs.
And we became Maine state licensed as a raw milk dairy in 2012.
For a few years we raised American Warmbloods but in January 2008 we
sold our last horses. In February 2009 we added Mini Donkeys to the farm,
We are firm believers in sustainable agriculture and in caring for our livestock
in as natural a way as possible.
|About Widdershins & Us
|Wendy training Standardbred mare
|Being a 4-H member, Wendy showed Dachshunds and horses as a teenager.
Looking for something a little different, she found vizslas in 1985.
Originally known as "Obertakt Vizslas" Wendy started with a show bitch,
Ch. Dirigo Penlee's Private Treaty, but it was quickly evident
that if any hunting was to be done, a cross with field oriented lines was a must.
Thanks to long-time vizsla person Lisa deForest for her willingness
to let us co-own Deacon's Upwind Apostle CD, our history of
producing fine personal gun dogs and
excellent companion dogs began.
|Chris has had pets including birds, lizards,
dogs, cats, and horses all of his life.
He started his interest in dogs at a young age, hunting
over coonhounds with his father. At age 12,
he tackled the challenge of teaching
himself to handle and ride his first horse.
Meeting Wendy introduced him to the pointing dog
world, and his desire for something different added
weimaraners to Widdershins.
He is also a member of the Anah Shrine
Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band
as a piper.