We are Richard & Liz Pomeroy, trading under the business name of Cornish Heritage Ventures LLC. ("Ventures" comes from the fact that we have our fingers in several different "pies" & never know what "venture" we are going to get into next. The "Cornish Heritage" is due to us both originating from the county of Cornwall, England)
At this time, life is moving us to New Zealand where we look forward to a new adventure in a new land. Not quite sure what we will get involved in over there but if you want to follow along with us please feel free to read our blog.
We have been blessed with five children ranging from 24 to 3, a daughter-in-law and two adorable granddaughters! We met at the ages of 15 & 16 & have been married since 1987. Our two eldest children are biological, the younger three are adopted. At this time we are waiting to adopt again, looking forward to welcoming a new child into our home before we make the move to NZ.
We emigrated to the USA in 1997 on our 10th wedding anniversary & have never looked back. We have been richly blessed in the grand ol' USA. Farming has been a gradual process for us - we have lived in MD, WV, MT & now MO and each move has brought us closer to living a self sufficient lifestyle. We are professionals, in the fact that we run our businesses to the best of our ability.
So how did we get into St Croix sheep? It is actually quite a remarkable story. Liz had put a note on the front of our Large Black wesbite saying that if anyone wanted to trade hair sheep for pigs to please call. We got a call from a couple onlly about an hour away that had a registered St. Croix ram. "Were we interested in trading him for a pig?" Absolutely! Of course that meant that we needed to find him some ewes! Liz did some research that following week only to discover that these sheep are hard to find and not only that alot of folks are crossing them or selling non-registerable St.Croixs which is not what we wanted. In an email conversation later that week with the owner of the Ram they informed us of a conservation herd dispersal in California. Oh my! Of course Liz, who always jumps in with both feet, had to inquire! LOL! To cut a long story short, Liz & the kids left the Monday after Thanksgiving (2011) for the 4000 mile round trip to California bringing back 36 bred ewes & 8 rams.
Up until the decision to move to New Zealand, farming was our life. Although we are now in "moving mode" & the number of animals has been scaled right down, we continue to live as self-sufficiently as possible with Richard just working 2-3 days a week as a Paramedic on local ambulance services to bring in the money to pay bills etc :)
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us and these wonderful rare breed animals.
Richard & Liz