Babydoll Sheep

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.

Sheep mowing the apple orchard.

Sheep mowing the apple orchard.

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.

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