Fleece For Sale:Shearing for 2020 is in process. I say "in process" as Tom and I are doing it ourselves and the back can only handle 4-6 at a time. Although it is quite physical, I do enjoy it. The challenge of getting the sheep comfortable, of peeling it off without hurting the ewe, and getting a good cut on the wool fiber. I guess you could say I'm a control freak but when one works hard all year to keep the fiber in good shape, the process of getting it off is very important. What one worked so hard on all year can be ruined with one bad shear.
Below I give a brief description and try to rank degree of vegi matter (VM) on a scale of 0-3, 0 meaning very, very little, 3 means not to put it on my sale list. VM at our farm usually consists of bits of seedless orchard grass hay. Also of note is that these gals were not bred this year, meaning they don't have the stress of lambing or lambs jumping on their wool. This makes for a better fleece, although we miss the bouncing babes.
You can tell the length of the lock by the picture; each of those squares is 2 inches.
Anyway I try to be honest about it so you know what to expect. Price does not include shipping, you can give me a zip and I'll quote you shipping costs. Generally it's about $22 (U.S.) unless it is a smaller fleece and I can get it into a medium size USPS box, then it's a bit less. If you want more than one then combining them in a shipping box can be done to "save" some money.
Please Let me know if you have any questions.
QUINN: This is a colorful fleece from a young Shetland gal. Fleece is super soft with browns and grays. Spots of it are dark, most of it is a medium brown/grey color. VM 0. Fleece length is 5-6". Wt 5# for $90 plus shipping.
This is sister of Sushi, a grey fleece with same wonderful Gotland luster and similar fineness. Super fun to spin or felt. Locks are 4-5 inches. VM 0
This fleece is split down the middle, you can have 1/2 or the whole thing.
half one wt 3.8# $68
half two wt 3# $54
Another in the Gotland family, Nori, is the daughter of Sushi. This is another long, silky fleece on the finer side of Gotland. Plenty of length at about 6 inches, lots of grey. And of course the Gotland luster. This fleece would spin up to make something with wonderful drape. Gotland also felts very well.
$60 plus shipping.
$60 plus shipping.
This is a Shetland fleece mostly black with some grey (hey it happens to the best of us!). Overall it is dark, soft and fine with about a 3-4" staple length. VM0.
wt 3.5#, price $70 plus shipping
A Shetland fleece with a variety of browns, staple length of around 4-5 inches. Soft handle, VM of 0.
Wt 3.9# price $74 plus shipping.
Shetland Combed Top:
|sample of above spun up|
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the above products. I try to be complete in my description but may miss something important to you. To get a quote on the shipping let me know your zip code and I'll get back to you.
McTavish Farm Shetlands