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, April 28, 2011


Here they are! The long awaited lamb pics are finally up! Hope you enjoy a quick look at Wheely Wooly Farm's 2011 lambs!

Wheely Wooly Splash
Wheely Wooly Lerwick x Gwendolyn (Psalm 23 Enya)
Extremely fine, soft fleece with gorgeous lustre!! Softest fleece I think our farm has produced.
We LOVE the white marking sliding sideways off his little black nose!!
Maybe for sale?

Twins "Whirly" and "Maewyn" were born during the tornado and hail follows...

Wheely Wooly Whirlwind - he'll add a whirlwind to someone's farm someday!
Ch. Wooly Bear (Rocky Swamp Disco) x Mona (Psalm 23 Dewdrop)
Very fine, soft, dense fleece as well! Beautiful face loaded with Shetland character.
VERY friendly and frisky, playful, social! Has that awesome Shetland gait!
Nearly every time I look, he's in mid-air with heels high, whirling, so he's aptly named!

Wheely Wooly Maewyn
Ch. Wooly Bear (Rocky Swamp Disco) x Mona (Psalm 23 Dewdrop)
She's very frisky, soft, fine, strong, social, playful, and sweet!!!
Also has heels mid-air nearly everytime I look.
Not for sale.

Wheely Wooly Lacey...although won't be registered
Wheely Wooly Lerwick x Lil' Rainbow (not registered)
Beautiful little ewe lamb with very fine, longish and wavy fleece!
Lil' Rainbow is not registered due to lower teeth not on pad, but jaw normal.
Lacey is so far free of this toothy grin.
Not for sale.

Wheely Wooly Lacey side shot...when she was first born, I didn't want to disturb them together. So I took a zoom shot with the camera and was surprised to see fleece color! Note her perfect jaw. Very fine, soft fleece and a sweet, playful personality! She'll produce GREAT lace!

Wheely Wooly Hap
Wheely Wooly Lerwick x Honey
Spotted ram lamb with brown "circles" around eyes. Very docile fellow! Playful, social, but calm demeanor. Crimpier than the others. Maybe for sale?
Wheely Wooly Twilight...our little keeper!
Wheely Wooly Lerwick x Sweetie (Psalm 23 Dolly)
Cute, cute, cute! Tiny, soft, frisky and full of himself! Likes to butt the water pail and make it tip over! Also likes to jump up on the straw bale and play king. Follows me around.
Not for sale.

Hope you enjoyed our very fast whirl through our 2011 lambs...but that's not all! We have one little surprise yet to share, but you'll have to wait 'til next time!

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