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.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Puts my heart in my throat.
You're looking at an animal that while not perfect, is one of the finest on the planet. This is Wooly Bear, our foundation ram. This animal gives our farm a tremendous amount of overwhelming feelings...can't actually sum it all up with words!!! Notice his perfect gorgeous horns? This picture was taken as a four year old by the way. Gentle, powerful, super soft, incredibly smart, amazing color, unbelievably hardy, and didn't ever miss ONE ewe put in with him, he has sired many, many lambs, an amazing soul. A Grand Champion, his yarns have won us blue ribbons, too! Pure quality top to bottom through and through. It's what you'll find on Wheely Wooly Farm.