Tuesday, May 23, 2017

All the Fleece

All the fleece. I want all the long and curly fleece I can get.

When I bought my Cotswold sheep I was introduced to the beauty of long wool with curly flocks. It was only a matter of time that I dive into the most luxurious of the long wools.

We took a semi-short drive to North Carolina yesterday to pick up the newest additions to my wooly family.

Teeswater Sheep.

 This is my new ewe named Cracker Jack.
She is very sweet and has a beautiful soft fleece. She was shorn in Feb, so you can see how much she has grown already.


This is the baby whether to Cracker Jack. His name is Sparrow. Born in Feb, he is already full of soft fleece and is very sweet.



We also got this little girl lamb.
Her name is Dani.
Also born in Feb, she is just as sweet and beautiful. She does have a pinch of Cotswold her in her as well.


Then I needed to buy a ram and lucked upon the most beautiful Teeswater ram around!
His name is Hercules and he is a beauty.
I plan to breed all of my ewes to him this fall.



When we got them all home, we put the mama and the babies in one paddock and we put Hercules in with my other sheep.


He is quite happy to be with my Wensleydales and Cotswolds, and they can all get to know the newest ewe and babies through a fence. I didn't want to risk my Cotwolds picking on those sweet lambs.

I have been working on some lock spinning and knitting with curly locks from my Wensleydales. I hope to have a nice project finished soon for a show and tell.

Until then, we have expanded the flock and it promises to be a rewarding decision!

Happy Tuesday Ya'll!


4 comments:

  1. They look beautiful!! Such amazing wool!!

    Can I ask, is there a reason why you didn't quarantine them from your regular flock? I'm still learning so much about livestock so please excuse my ignorance!!

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    1. Since I bought them from a very respectable breeder, who I know well, I didn't think they would beed to be quarantined, although I did worm them first. If they had come from stockyard sale or from someone I didn't know I would have quarantined.

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    2. Thanks Sam, that makes sense 😊

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  2. I loved your post. The pictures are pretty cool and thank you for sharing you routine. Please do share more about it with us. Looking forward to reading more posts as well as looking at your photography.

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