Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Embellish!


Claire's 100% Wheelspun Yarn in Glacier 
w/ Bobbin's Moorit Flowers

Spark your creativity with Embellishments! new from Wheely Wooly Farm!!  Choose from an assortment of of pompoms, flowers, bows, tassels and adorable buttons, all made from 100% Wheelspun Yarns in an assortment of pretty colors.  Pre-made, each quickly and easily attaches to anything you want with two ties at the back, old projects or new!  Visit our new Embellish! page on our website for more details and price list by clicking on the link to the right.  Pick some up this weekend and start embellishing your life!

Monday, September 11, 2017



Cats are smart!  They know where the warmth and style is...

Wheely Wooly Farm is running a special FALL SALE on Wraps...15%  OFF!!  As the weather turns cool and the leaves skitter across the streets, wrap yourself in style!  Our wraps enhance any style you like to wear, any jewelry you like.  We can almost guarantee you will get compliments on these lovely wraps!!  

Made with 100% Wheelspun Yarns in natural and dyed colors, easily handwashed when needed, very versatile.  Add quality and style to your wardrobe today!  Hurry, sale ends soon!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Honorary Sheep Dog gets a new sweater!

Meet Annabelle, Wheely Wooly's First Honorary Sheep Dog!
She is wearing her brand new dog sweater, embellished with pink flowers, tassels and trim.  
A belly band buttons on each side with a cute green button.

The front piece protects her from snow or cold winds, and helps the sweater sit nicely.

Annabelle's Honorary Sheep Dog story can be found on a post from long ago.  I'll look back and insert the date here sometime soon, so you can look back at it if you'd like.   Annabelle, who's ten years old already, just had a major surgery and a bit of a tough recovery, but she is progressing nicely.

Her new sweater is made from ewe Peppermint's yarn, dyed in a beautiful violet color (there are two currently left in that color for sale, as well as other colors).  The trim, flowers and tassels are made from Misty's Pink Poodle yarn.  The design of the sweater is completely made up as the crocheting went along type of thing, with frequent fittings.  It's made in two main pieces with a band that goes from the chest, under the belly and up the two sides for securing.  Annabelle is not one to pull things off so bows, buttons, flowers, and tassels are safe for her. 

Speaking of embellishments such as bows, buttons, etc...Wheely Wooly Farm is about to spark your creativity in a very fun way, so watch for what's coming before the next market!!

UPDATE:  The Honorary Sheep Dog post about Annabelle was written on March 10th, 2010...yes, that's 2010!  It's titled "Annabelle's Promotion".  Going back and reading the early years of the farm blog cracks the head shepherdess up!  What great stuff!!  Don't miss out on all the great sheep photos, Swifty as a puppy, and gorgeous fiber!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Oh no...

To our customers, their families, and everyone else in the Florida area, we are very worried about you, too!!  We know you are leaving or getting ready to wait it out, busy getting ready for this incredible storm...our hearts are with you!  Please stay safe!!  If you don't make it up to our area like some of you did last year, we will miss you and worry...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Geese All Grown

Beautiful Beautiful Geese!

The geese on Wheely Wooly Farm are not for hobby purposes, rather they are valued farm employees.  Consider them the vacuum cleaners of the pastures, gleaning nutrition from what modern cultures have been taught to think of as just empty space in need of something.  Why do we mention anything about the geese?  Well, it's because nothing in nature works by itself...everything is connected.  Without the geese, the sheep would not be as healthy.  Sheep that are not as healthy grow poorer quality wool.  So you can see, we are much in love with our geese, as they help keep the sheep healthy, so that we have bounteous amounts of beautiful wool!!

If you are looking to get started with geese, we would carefully consider selling one pair.  Just email if you are interested (see the link on the right side of the blog.)  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Beatrice's Lovely Cream!

Beatrice has a lovely cream color to her yarn that is natural.  We often dye her yarns into very pretty colors, but her natural color is equally lovely!  Wilbur is available again, but in a small quantity.  His color is amazing!  New dyed colors are also coming, such as our new French Lavender.  With hundreds of skeins to choose from, you are sure to find something you love! 

If you cannot make it to our market booth Saturday mornings, don't worry!  Simply head to our website by clicking on the link to the right, then click the pink Farm Shop oval.  Once in the shop, you can browse all the pretty yarns there!  We ship anywhere in the continental U.S.!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Victims

To all our customers, their families, and everyone else in Houston, the gulf coast, and Texas, we are very worried about you!  You are in our hearts!!