The 65-acre Emmett Farm is located in Richfield, Ohio on Rt 303. The farm has been in the family for generations beginning with Ashley’s great-grandfather, Frank Emmett, a dairy cattle farmer. His son, Daniel Emmett helped on the farm and balanced his life as a teacher until his father passed. Dan and his wife Alice inherited the farm and raised steers until their son, Tom Emmett, got them interested in sheep. Tom and Liz Emmett, living next door to his parents in the house built in 1840, began a landscaping business in 1985, Emmett Equipment Company. You might recognize the farm if you ever attended, or watched on television, events at the Richfield Coliseum. Newscasters would often pan out on televised Cavs games to sheep grazing in the pasture. Michael Jordan’s ‘shot heard round the world’ against the Cavs happened just next door.
As life on the farm progressed, Tom Emmett’s daughter, Ashley was always passionate about the sheep, enjoying watching baby sheep be born in the spring. She learned pasture management driving the tractor to make bails of hay in the summer. She raised dairy goats, chickens, and sheep. Today, Emmett farm has four Tennessee Fainting Goats, three Alpacas and too many chickens. A small pond stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish. In addition to the Hop field, there is an herb, flower, and vegetable garden; the rest of the fields are used for hay