The Farm at Woods Hill Wool Coming soon
During these hot summer days, it's tough to think about knitting and wool, but the sheep were sheared to keep them cool and prepared for lambing, and we sent our wool away to be spun at Green Mountain Spinnery in Putney, Vermont. Amber Reed, our farm managerchose Green Mountain Spinnery because they wash the fibers and then spin with vegetable based soaps and oils rather than the standard petroleum based products that are industry norms. No chemicals are used to bleach, shrink proof or moth proof.
At our farm, we currently have 44 sheep/lambs right now. They are all humanely raised, pasture raised and rotationally grazed. They are all grass fed, with a tiny supplement of Certified Organic Grain. We have Romney's and Border Leicester, and Tunis, which are all supposed to produce very nice wool so we are looking forward to checking it out.
Amber sent some of the wool to Peggy Hart in Shelburne Falls, MA and she is making us throws for the restaurant. She weaves using antique woolen mill technology. Therefore, these blankets will be from sheep raised in New Hampshire, wool spun in Vermont, and woven in Massachusetts.