We focus on genetic expression of recessive color: dark browns and silvers, moorit, and variegated fleeces for hand-spinning and felting. Fleeces are for sale at the farm on shearing days, by advance arrangement, and at several festivals in the region. If you are looking for a particular color, contact the farm. We’ll send samples—virtual (images emailed), or actual (locks from a fleece).
Spring 2017 shearing takes place in April. Some of these fleeces will be shown and sold at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Among them are our second clipping of yearling ewes (white), born in March 2014, whose sires are Australian Merinos. The spinning count on this group of ewes is 18.8 microns with a 99.2 comfort factor average. Wow!
All fleeces from the spring shearing are sold. In mid- to late September, we will be harvesting the first fleeces from our New Zealand and Australian Merino-sired lambs. Blacks, silvers, moorits, and white fleeces already have been tested. Below are test results showing micron count (Mic Ave and SF [spinning factor] micron), softness (CF, comfort factor, or “prickle factor”–the higher the better), fineness of crimp (CRV Dg/mm). Contact us to reserve fleeces from this shearing.
See the Products page for roving and batting processed from our fleeces.