We raise a small flock of sheep at Homestead Ranch. Each spring our sheep are shorn by an experienced shearer and their wool is skirted and carefully washed. Some of our guests enjoy learning to spin and dye the wool during their stay with us. We also sell our wool and yarn at the market in town or here on our website.
Meet our sheep!
Here is another friend. Cookie is a CVM ewe and her wool has wonderful variety in color. Each year she grows a deeper color of black/brown with creamy white.
Cookie's first lamb (2021) is our girl Candy, a beautiful black ewe lamb (picture to come).
Such a pretty lady she is and we are so happy to have her and her sweet girl!
This lovely lady is a Merino cross and she produces lovely soft springy wool, characteristic of the beautiful Merino wool.
Marshmallow had her first lamb, Gummy Bear, in Spring 2021. He is a big beautiful boy with wool that is an wonderful cross of Wensleydale and Merino...fun!
Sugar & Toffee:
These little ladies are mamas now! I have to get new pictures of them and their sweet 2021 lambs.
Their wool is a cross between Icelandic & Wensleydale which gives some curl and texture. Their lambs look very much like these pictures.
This wool is fun to hand spin and dye.
This little lady has a more course texture to her wool and her staple length is an average of 3-5 inches. I don't exactly know what her breeding is, but she is a sweetie, with a pretty face and lovely wool.
Her wool has a grey-black color and makes lovely hand spun yarn, though it is not as soft.
Her wool would be good for projects that are not worn close to the skin.
Introducing the man of the bunch, Twizzler. He is a Wensleydale and his wool is versatile and fun! He lives at another sheep ranch nearby.
He produces locks that can be used for crafts, or spun into art yarn, or combed to produce beautiful 2-ply.
If you love color, this wool will be a favorite. Color and luster that is just amazing!
We welcomed several lambs in Spring 2021 that are a cross with Mr. Twiz. They each have a unique blend of their mama & papa wool.