|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 over 30 years we have had a milk cow to provide us with milk, cheese and
butter. Our life has included raising meat rabbits, dairy goats, horses & the dogs.
After purchasing our current farm in 2004 we started a commercial farm venture with
our breeding herds of Devon cattle, Nigerian Dwarf goats, & Katahdin sheep
and in 2011 we purchased Large Black Hogs.
As a licensed state dairy & farm store we sell raw milk & eggs.
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 past member of the Anah Shrine
Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band
as a piper.