Friday, June 29, 2012


The Shetland Sheep is the Breed for JUNE!
Breed of the month is up. Just in time too! 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Welcome to "All About the Fleece". The purpose of this blog is to document and discuss various fibers from different breeds of sheep. We will take on one breed at a time and investigate the animal itself (temperament, feed and nutritional requirements, hardiness and productivity)We then will look at the fleece characteristics (crimp,  luster,micron count, staple length and lanolin content). A new breed will be presented each month from 3 points of view; the shepherd, the spinner and the mill. We are looking forward to  the adventure and hope you enjoy following along