Farm specializes in producing top quality wool for handspinners, weavers, felters and other fiber artists.
We are focusing on using the heritage sheep breeds Bluefaced
Leicester and Shetland as well as crosses including
Border Leicester, Cotswold and Romney. To
some extent we are using the UK system of breeding hill sheep
(Shetland) with the Bluefaced Leicester
progeny called a "Mule". The Mules then inherit vigor
and hardiness from its dam as well as an improved wool clip,
increased body size and capacity, higher prolificy (some flocks
exceed 200%), early maturity (it is common to breed the Mule
ewe lamb in her first year) and milkiness from the Bluefaced
Leicester. Currently our main focus is improved wool production
but we are also interested in increasing the meat production
side and selecting for parasite resistance. Our use of the FAMACHA system in conjunction with rotational grazing has lessened the need for chemical wormers.
will also be offering registered Bluefaced Leicester breeding
stock. We will be selecting for excellent wool, both
white and natural colored, good mothers, parasite resistance as well
quality prime lamb production. We also look for hardiness and
the ability to grow fast on pasture without the supplementation
We strive to produce
beautiful, clean fleece, perfect for fiber
artists across the country. Each of the breeds we've chosen have one or more of
the qualities that we desire; long staple, nice crimp, softness
and beautiful luster.
how things are going
and what new products we'll have to offer.