Wool & Fiber
Our flock is comprised of registered Shetland sheep, one of the smallest breeds in the world. Shetland sheep originate from the Shetland Isles of Scotland and were imported to North America in the 1980s. Shetland sheep are prized for their fine wool and array of colors, offering a variety for fiber artists. The sheep are sheared once a year and produce 2 to 4 pounds of lovely wool. Our focus is to preserve the horned ewe genetics which are rare in this breed. Shetland sheep recognized by The Livestock Conservancy and is listed as recovering.
Our flock is registered with the North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association as well as we are members of the Shetland Sheep Society and Fine Fleece Shetland Sheep Association. The goals for our flock are to produce sheep with kindly (soft) fleeces of varying colors that can be registered with FFSSA, a non-profit dedicated to breeding and preserving sheep which meet the 1927 breed standard.
Fleeces are processed by hand using Unicorn Power Scour, a bidegradable and earth friendly USA-made product, during the washing process. Washed wool is combed or carded by hand and then spun by our FarmHer. Raw fleeces, roving, yarn, and garments are available for custom order.
At this time, we are working on our Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification for our flock through A Greener World. The certification guarantees that our animals are raised naturally and sustainably with the welfare of the animals as our top priority.