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3: Tammy White, Fiber Farmer at Wing & A Prayer Farm

Like so many farmers, Tammy White does a lot. She’s a fiber specialist, raising sheep, angora goats, alpaca and other non-fiber animals as well. She’s a teacher and facilitator, opening the farm to workshop participants and taking her classes on the road. She’s a baker, a gardener, a marketer....

Starting an organic sheepskin tannery

When we couldn’t find a non-toxic option for tanning sheepskins from our flock, we decided to go full-scale DIY and start our own organic sheepskin tannery. Vermont Natural Sheepskins is the first commercial, organic tannery in the USA. In this video episode, Sarah shares how she and Rick decided...

Our flock: a mixed bunch of different breeds

Over the years, we’ve kept different breeds in our flock, as our knowledge of sheep and wool has grown. Starting with a specialty breed, the Navajo-Churro, was fun and informative, but marketing the specialty wool was difficult. After a few years we explored Shetlands, and most recently got a...

Getting started with sheep farming

When we bought our house in 2006, we knew the building was sound, but the land needed improvement. What to do about the ice-slalom of a driveway? How could we plant a vegetable garden if the front yard was full of pine trees that blocked out the sun? The...

Fall Update, 2011 – A Lot to Look At

It’s been a busy fall season at the farm, and this is the fall update 2011. After taking most of the summer “off” (due to our decision not to breed last fall) we have been to a slew of fiber shows. The Tunbridge World’s Fair was a great success...

Winter into Spring – Time to Take Stock

With pouring rain outside as we go from winter into spring, it’s time for another farm update. After the fall shows and shearing were completed, we settled in for Winter. We had already decided not to breed this year, given the economy and a lack of interest in breeding...

Shearing Day 101: Preparation Makes Things Easier

Shearing Day is an exciting and busy event on the farm.  We get to harvest beautiful fiber, and it is an ideal time to check each animal closely and administer health treatments such as vaccines and hoof trimming.  This is an also opportunity to take photos for the breed...

Autumn Update from Our Sheep Farm

The flock is well and has been growing nicely through the season.  We filled out lambing with two more sets of twins, from Anisette (Kahlua and Kamora) and Manta (Chaleco and Camisa), and a large single ewe lamb from Caramel (Macciado). Manta’s ram lamb is a killer color/pattern combo:...

Our First Lambs on the Farm Come with Lots of Lessons

After weeks of preparation, and what felt like eons of waiting, our first lamb arrived on March 31, 2010, in the wee small hours of the morning. We knew the lambs could be born anytime after March 25, but weren’t sure exactly when they would show up. Zinnia, one...

Spring Shearing 2010: Shearing the Pregnant Ewes

With lambing around the corner, its time for spring shearing and we had our shearer out last weekend.  Spring is the most common time to shear, for several reasons. The sheep are less likely to suffer from overheating in summer, and for pregnant ewes its convenient to shear them...

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