My small flock of registered Babydoll Southdown sheep is a key component of the farm. They are smaller than many sheep breeds and have delightful personalities. Babydolls are considered a dual purpose breed, producing both flavorful meat and fine wool, but I was most keen on acquiring them due to their proven track record in the maintenance of orchards and vineyards.
2013 was my first lambing season and the first time I chose to work the wool. I’ve acquired an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel (Thank you, Bonnie!) and am enjoying transforming the clouds of rovings into yarns of various weights and textures.