Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fiber update Monday!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! The sheep got busy and their fiber update is ready for browsin'- hope you stop on by! Here is just a little bit of the new fiber they added:

Our Speedy's Lincoln x locks (unwashed)

Cheers! Corriedale wool

Pink Slippers Roving! (rare British Suffolk wool)

Our Greta & Arthur's Shetland wool + Suri Alpaca (roving)

Our sweet Arthur, a gorgeous Shetland sheep!
Smooches from the sheep everyone and have a great week! http://www.homesteadwoolandgiftfarm.com/

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Have you seen this fun March Madness giveaway??

Knit Purl Girl has a great March Madness giveaway going on right now- be sure to check it out! There are many wonderful items you can win- including a Crazy Quilt Batt from the sheep! Lots of fun to see and a variety of prizes- don't miss out- come on over and meet some new artist/designer friends!

Smooches from the sheep and happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Holy roving batt man!

The sheep and I are just rolling in roving! Shari (Morro Fleece Works) is on a roll and a LOT of fiber came home over the past few weeks. Yeeha! Only thing is, we have not had time to get it all listed on the site... SO, a few pictures of roving that IS on the site:

Our Angus & Greta's Shetland Roving

Here is a list of what we have here 'in waiting' so if you see something that you are interested in, please email us at ryan3@tds.net  !
Natural colored roving:
*Our Baaxter & Snowflake (Romney)+Ami's Cotswold - 4 pounds available
*Our Patch (Lincoln x)+Goliath (Merino x)+Romney clan - 8 pounds available
*Corriedale & 'mystery wool' blend- 3 pounds available
*Beige Suri Alpaca + North Country Cheviot- 3 pounds available
*North Country Cheviot - 4 pounds available
*Our Romney clan - 5 pounds available
*Our Great & Arthur's Shetland wool + Suri Alpaca- 3 pounds available

We have lots of roving (dyed and natural) on the website AND Etsy so be sure to check it out- and the above roving will hit the site asap! Thanks for your patience and smooches from the sheep!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A few new things, a few old ones!

I am starting today with this cute picture of two of our oldest sheep girls! Just don't tell them I said they were old ok? We purchased Shannon (black Shetland) and Willow (cinnamon Merino x) from a friend many years ago. We were amazed then at how close they were, even though they were part of a larger flock. Today, they stay that close, kind of their own little 'family' or sisterhood inside of our flock. Sheep's devotion to each other is life long. Sheep in our flock that arrived pregnant and had lambs, still keep their babies close, even after they grow up. I love that sheep have families they love and stay close to. It really is amazing....

The sheep have just launched their first ever Crazy Quilt Yarn Club! There is limited space available for this one and you can find all the fun info on our website:

The yarn shows is an example of our Crazy Quilt Yarn- every skein will be different and no two alike. Each skein will include 100+ yards and will be single ply. The first club is for a two month membership- we will be adding more as we go along!

The sheep have been sneaking around a bit online- they now have a Sneaky Sheep shop on Artfire! It is a place the sheep are offering 'secret' discounts and such- a good place to keep an eye on, the sheep LOVE a good discount or ???

So much fun stuff going on here this Spring it is hard to smoosh it into one post.... watch for more info, more often! We just updated the website and etsy yesterday so hope you will stop on by! Smooches from the sheep and chow for now!