Fleeces

Raw Fleeces



Remember, these are sheep with character...and probably a little extra VM (vegetable matter) thrown in for good measure ;-).  Our sheep are not coated and spend a huge amount of time sitting around watching Adventure Chicken tv, stuffing hay in their mouths like bonbons.  While they won't win any awards for cleanliness, most of their VM will shake out upon washing and processing and we won't sell anything we wouldn't want to spin ourselves.  We love knowing who we are wearing and you will too :-).

Prices range from $8 - $12 per pound.

2016 Equinox Farm Raw Fleeces - sold out.  Now taking reservations for 2017 fleeces.  

The fleeces looked great (very clean) this year!  Thank you, Kate, for helping us at feeding time so there was much less VM (hay, straw, chicken feathers...) on anyone...except Boudreaux ;-).

I do occasionally pick up some "rescue" fleeces from the shearers throughout the year.  Rescue fleeces are usually colored (because the commercial buyers do not want non-white wool) or else something extra nice that seemed a shame to add to the bulk bag.  Email for availability.


Washed Fleeces



I believe this was Blossom or maybe Peabody from a couple years ago.  Long gone regardless, but what a yummy pile of fleece!  I'll leave this picture on here for any time you need to bury your nose in a clean fluffy fleece on a warm spring afternoon :-).



There is 1/2 of Petunia's 2016 shearing (pictured above) available and about 1/2 of B. Willard (pictures coming soon) left as well.  Also a limited amount of Buddy, Woolliam and Keebler.  Email for availability

Roving 



I like to have almost everything processed into ready to spin roving soon after washing.  We try to keep several Jacob fleeces (medium wool, easy to spin, beautiful colors) in varying shades of white, gray and black, a few white Texel crosses (the longer end of medium, a nice crisp yarn, very easy to spin) and some Cotswold (nice luster and halo, easy to spin, dyes wonderfully) in stock.

In addition, we currently have Count Chocula, Daniel, Maisie, Blossom and Murphy in stock. I also occasionally offer limited amounts of other special sheep from my S.A.B.L.E. (stash accumulation beyond life expectancy ;-).  Please email for availability.  I really can't spin them all.  Really.

$3 per ounce (4 oz. minimum) or $44 per pound



Quilt Batting


Currently sold out, but Ewen McTeagle's 2014, 2015 and 2016 fleeces are at Ohio Valley Natural Fibers for processing and should be back soon!  He grows the best batting :-).