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


  1. A very exciting project from one of the most creative shepherdesses I know!

  2. Great blog! Looking forward to more! (gorgeous pictures by the way -- during a "slow news month" you can always post more of the farm!)