With this many sheep, there is always a little fleece, fiber, or yarn around!
All-natural raw fleeces, washed and processed roving, and handspun natural colored/dyed yarns are available most times of the year. Many of the handspun yarns and rovings are listed in my Etsy shop, but often enough there is more unlisted than listed! If you are looking for something specific - colors, a specific sheep's fiber, or a different amount than what is listed, just ask! Send me an email or give me a call. If I don't have what you're looking for, I can probably find someone who does.
Fleeces, Fiber & Yarns
Roving & Yarns
In general, when fleeces are shorn, they are either set aside as a "show fleece" to make the fair circuit alongside the sheep, or are sent for processing into roving [to then be handspun] right away. If you are looking for raw fleece, shearing usually takes place in late March and early November.
Fleeces in the Raw:
We usually have a fleece or two raw in the barn, some for showing at local fairs, others waiting to be processed into roving. If you would like a Romney or BFL fleece to process youself, drop Melissa an email, or sotp by the pens at a show. Fleeces are shown in the late fall, after show season is complete (and before winter threatens them!).
I have an assortment of locally-carded roving, in natural shades of white, grey, and black. Mostly Romney, but also some BFL, and some Icelandic.
All yarns listed in the Etsy shop are handspun; some yarns are the homegrown & hand-processed Romney or BFL, and other skeins are fibers that I have purchased (from local and artisan dyers) and spun because I, too, have a fiber-buying problem. The stash can never be too large!
Most homegrown yarns can be reproduced into larger lots if need be, until that particular fleece runs out! Fleeces from the same sheep tend to vary slightly from year to year, and tend not to match exactly even when processed the same way (you're better off buying too much than not enough!)