Sheep

 

2We raise fine wool breeds of sheep including mixes of CVM, Merino, Wensleydale, and Lincoln Longwool.  Because we are just a small backyard farm with no pasture we keep two to three breeding ewes at any given time and their young lambs.  We sell our fine wool ewe lambs, and use the ram lambs for meat.  We also milk our sheep.  We aim for them to be triple purpose for our family – wool, meat, and milk.

 

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The wool from the sheep is for our personal use and potentially selling eventually.  We use it to braid rugs and to spin into yarn.

We jacket our sheep to keep the wool from being stained, bleached, felted, and to decrease the vegetable matter and waste getting caught up in it.  The jackets add value to the fleece that will be shorn off.

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To read more about our sheep you can click on the menu on the sidebar entitled “More About Our: Sheep.”

 

 

Click here to read our series on how we process our wool.

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