We are Schuyler and Merritt Oliver, we've always loved the outdoors and the beauty of Central Oregon. On a cross country trip in our travel trailer we found Smith Rock and decided to put down roots. We moved from the city to the country after the life-changing outbreak of Covid-19 and made Terrebonne and Smith Rock View Ranch our full-time home. We began by leasing our 7-acres of empty pasture to a neighboring sheep rancher who filled our fields with livestock. We fell in love with sheep and ranching life. For two seasons we watched over and helped care for her 40 sheep & lambs. We experienced the good with the bad, and with just enough experience to inspire confidence, we made the leap to build our own flock and become shepherds. We are committed to raising the kind of food we want to eat: pasture raised and humanely cared for sheep, chickens and ducks, along with pesticide-free fruit and vegetables. We love the rural life-style with its endless outdoor activities but most of all we love caring for our furry friends.
Snake was named after his geographic birthplace, Idaho's majestic Snake River. This guy is a registered St Croix hair sheep and available for covering your ewes to diversify and enhance your flock.
The Guard Donkey
Dolly works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year watching over the sheep. Donkeys are herd animals and she has bonded with our flock. She will protect and defend against such predators as coyotes, dogs and bobcats by chasing, stomping, kicking and biting. She is the sweetest and most affectionate creature, except when performing her guard duties, we love Dolly-Donkers!