Friday, May 13, 2011

More sheep!

Ever seen the movie Babe? The old ewes are border leicesters, one of my favorite breeds for their appearance, fiber and personalities. A small flock of 30 has come up for sale near us and we are debating purchasing them. We have a co-op who would like us to supply them with lamb, although this would mean growing our flock considerably! But even though we may grow for meat production my first and foremost goal is fiber and our girls will be pampered to the extreme for their fiberliciousness. I am considering ordering some sheep coats to keep the fiber as clean as possible. I have thought many years on this, and have decided to give it a go and see how it works. We'll see next spring how quickly i'm able to skirt the fleeces!

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