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Where can I find a Delaine Merino farm to learn animal husbandry?

I am interested in starting a small farm in about 3 years to produce fine wool and meat for sale and to use the milk for our family and provide a different lifestyle for my newborn. I have researched the breeds and I think the Delaine Merino is the right breed for my needs in central Texas. My husband and I would like to visit a farm that has this breed and learn some of the things we will need to do to care for them to make sure we can stomach it, before we get started. We aren't looking to live off of what we earn from the farm but we would llike the farm to pay for itself. The plan is that I will stay home and tend the farm and the little one and my husband will keep his day job and only have to help with the sheering, lambing, tilling and harvesting the hay. I have read that I will need one acre of hay for every two sheep I keep. I was planning to start with 5 sheep and work up to a first goal of 20. ANY advice would be appreciated.

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