My Sheep...

I have East Friesian Sheep and Gotland Sheep. The East Friesians are one of, if not the, best dairy sheep. They are friendly and calm, curious and a bonus is they have nice, versatile fleeces.

I love to make soap and cheese and raw milk mocha cappuccinos so naturally the East Friesians -

Gotland are also milky and have wonderful fleeces, prized by the fiber arts crowd. The ancient breed, a descendent of Gute landrace sheep, traces back to the Isle of Gotland off the coast of Sweden. The Gotland pelt is prized for its unique metallic silver grey color, soft curling locks ("purling") and high luster. It is the only known truly grey fleeced breed.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Gotland sheep Coming Soon!

I have fallen in love with the Gotland sheep breed.
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These two darlings (in their overgrown fleeces early spring shots) are coming here from

Magnum before shearing :

Magnum is a 87.5% Gotland 1 year old ram registered with the American Gotland Sheep Society. Gorgeous dark grey fleece full of ringlets. 

Magnum after shearing 

 Arwen is a 75% Gotland 3 year old ewe registered with the American Gotland Sheep Society. Grey fleece with a lovely texture and feel. She lambed a single last spring and twins this spring. 

Here she is after shearing this spring 

 1 year old wether that is 68% Gotland, and the rest mostly BFL, (Bluefaced Leicester) who has lovely fleece.

Tested clean for OPP, CAE, CL

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