its getting cold out… time for some sheepskin hides.


We are so excited about the two beautiful sheepskin hides that just hit our doorstep…

We had the pleasure of hosting ‘mamma mary’ this past summer and are amazed at her creativity & enthusiasm for life. She makes running a ranch & mothering 4 daughters look easy (& is a gorgeous make-free lady to boot).



from their own Navajo Churro heritage sheep 

“Our custom made sheepskin pelts are of the finest craftsmanship and involve quite a process to become a pelt. After harvest, we personally collect each one from the slaughterhouse, then we sort and clean them here on the ranch, then they travel to Oregon for flashing and salting by our taxidermist’s two young sons, and then are shipped off to Quakertown, Pennsylvania to the best tannery for sheep skins in the US. After 6 months at the tannery they travel back to the ranch. Supple and soft suede on the back side and incredible long lambs wool on the front.”


Mary and Brian Heffernan always dreamed of moving to the country to ranch and raise “free-range kids” in the dirt and sunshine. They both have deep agriculture roots and a passion for small town, small business and family-centered food. So when the opportunity to purchase the historic Sharps Gulch Ranch came along in 2013, Mary and Brian knew they’d found their land. With eyes on a new adventure and California soil in their souls, they took their four spunky girls to Siskiyou county.

We are Five Marys Farms – afteimg_1607Mary and our four daughters all named Mary after grandmothers and aunts on both sides of the family. MaryFrances or “Francie” is 8 and loves dogs and veterinary aspects of the ranch, MaryMarjorie or “Maisie” is 6 and can usually be found in her ranch clothes working next to her dad, MaryJane or “JJ” is 4 and will usually be seen in seven different outfits over the course of the day and MaryTeresa or “Tessa, aka Tiny” is 3 and the spunky but tough baby of the family. Those are the FIVE MARYS proud to be working the ranch everyday keeping up with the leader of our pack, Heff. 

My favorite part: they have one of the most amazing instagram feeds: https://www.instagram.com/sharpsgulchranch/

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