Thistle Hill Farm
Wooz Matthews and David Schoumacher began raising Devon almost a decade ago and it is an intensely personal calling. Before their marriage, each had lost his spouse to cancer and were determined to raise cattle in the most natural, healthful way possible. They settled on Devon after testing a number of other breeds. Today they have a herd of 50 pure bred Devon and sell both seed stock and boxed beef and pork from their farm.
David has been active in both major Devon Associations, was a founder of NADA with Ridge Shinn and Gearld Fry, and, under the pen name “ED”, for many years wrote the popular NADA Info page on the internet. Wooz has served for the past six years as NADA’s registrar. Her relationship with the registrar of the British Devon Society, Gina Lane, has been an added plus in the research into Traditional Devon™.
Thistle Hill Farm has been in Wooz’ family since World War II. David is a former Air Force pilot and television network correspondent.