Friday, May 02, 2008

Thompson & Jerdee wool has arrived!!

Hello everyone! Hope you have fun fibery art planned for the weekend! Been a gloomy few days and hear that won't change til Sunday so plan a lot of spinning myself!

Went on a wool run the other evening and picked up our friends wool. We buy from several flocks each spring. We have been to the farms to see the sheep and the owners have become great friends of ours over the years. The sheep are happy, healthy and loved--our biggest concerns for sure!

The first two pictures are from our friends the Jerdee's sheep--they have added some Tunis sheep AND Cotswold this year, to compliment an already great flock of Border Leicester, Shropshire, E.Fresian and blends of the above. Very tempting wool that will show up on the site this next week or two.

The third picture is of our friends the Thompson's flock (or part of it!). They have 16 ewes that raise their families on LOTS of pasture--good grass--they would not even look up at me for a picture! The flock includes Tunis, Suffolk, Border Leicester, Jacob and some crosses. Nice, clean long stapled wool that is soft and just a super wool for most any project! Look for their fleeces soon!

Just finished a web update so be sure to check it out--along with our new 'flock guide' and 'custom spun yarn' gallery pages when you have time--will be adding more soon, sort of cross eyed now--too much computer time! ha!

No comments: