Hello! Steve and Linda Rogers here! We hope you are enjoying our website and seeing a bit about our farm and what we do.
Steve Rogers is a man of many talents, having succeeded at startup and operation of several businesses; traveled across the U.S. as a Project Manager for major environmental engineering companies to manage multi-million dollar remediation contracts; and most recently starting up Timshell Farm, with me, Linda Rogers.
I have worked as a technical editor and document manager for engineering firms; worked in the New Mexico State Senate and State Supreme Court; owned and managed my own small businesses and co-authored butterfly breeding manuals with Nigel Venters and Paul Chesterfield. I enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors for the International Butterfly Breeders Association for a number of years.
Linda & Steve Rogers
We have traveled together, and lived in many wonderful places like Santa Fe, New Mexico; Boulder, Colorado; Punaluu, Hawaii; New York; Houston, Texas, Corsicana, Texas and now Pine, Arizona. We have two grown sons, William and Matthew. Matt often works with us on the farm and loves the dogs and puppies. We have moved to the high mountains of Arizona and will add photos and information as time allows.
Steve has designed and built our “pole barn” style house as well as all the other structures and outbuildings on our place, The house is 90% constructed from recycled materials, including lumber purchased from a house (1938), as it was being demolished. The gleaned lumber included loblolly pine siding, hardwood and pine flooring.
We love our farm and our work!
There is simply nothing better than doing what you love,
with the people you love.
of Canine Professionals
On Timshell Farm we raise the perfect family pets, our quality puppies. We also raise Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies for release at weddings and special events.
[ WE HAVE JUST MOVED TO ARIZONA. THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS WE FIND THE TIME! ]
The other sections of our website show the books we have for sale, such as commercial butterfly farming manuals which are all co-authored by Linda Rogers, Nigel Venters and Paul Chesterfield. We are active in the International Butterfly Breeders Association. We are proud to be listed as an Owner-Recommended Breeder on the www.goldendoodles.com site for quality providers of Goldendoodles.
Here are Mama Duck and Georgie Girl, eating breakfast together and observing the “nobody gets to eat anyone else on Timshell Farm!” rule.
We are a business and our products are professional butterfly breeding manuals, online workshops, and consulting services. We sponsor a free educational mailing list that is open to butterfly farmers, butterfly exhibitors, hobbyists, scientists and groups world-wide that love raising butterflies. We also offer a free group site for butterfly enthusiasts that is just for fun. There are no dues, memberships or politics involved in any of our activities. We are simply about butterfly raising education.
The World Wide Butterfly Breeders Network is a gathering of folk who love butterflies and moths, and raising them, all over the planet! This website is the gathering point where you can join one or both of our butterfly raising forums, to work with and learn from butterfly raisers all over the world. Basic, square-one learners are present, beginning butterfly farmers, expert butterfly exhibit staff, and scientists raising all species imaginable! We have a wonderful, growing library of free articles on butterfly rearing. See the schedule of online workshops and download a free butterfly farming booklet below! Share photos in our online group photo album.
Close-up nature photography from a pictorial perspective, by our friend Paul Chesterfield. Beautiful prints to display in your home. Also commission photography, graphics and website design.
Click HERE for our Reading Corner, with links to useful information sources about your puppy.
Page Background Image based on "Fossil Creek Falls" by Linda Rogers.
Web Design by Paul Chesterfield