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Gilbert's California Red Wool Yarn! (rare sheep)
Gilbert's California Red Wool Yarn! (rare sheep)

Gilbert is a new member of our flock who arrived with 4 little Shetland sheep. Their owner is a good friend of ours and needed the sheep to have a good forever home. SO, here they are!

The little family of sheep includes Gilbert; Ilse; Rose; Arthur and Charlie. Gilbert and Charlie love a good scratch and lots of treats. The others are a little shy but since they are all only a year old, we'll 'get' them! ha! You can read more about them on our meet the sheep pages.

Gilbert is what I consider to be a 'rare' sheep. We rarely see California Red Sheep-or at least I haven't here in WI.

They are a breed of sheep that was developed in the US and are very close relatives to the Tunis sheep. Gilbert has the best personality. Very much like my little Romney Piper- just skipping through the alfalfa of life!

I spun his yarn into a 2 ply yarn. You can see the little variations of the natural color. The sheep are born red and as they age the fleece fades to a light red/oatmeal color. They keep the dark red faces and legs.

We love Gilbert and his happy shows up in his yarn!

Skeins include 150 yards/4 ounces each

Price: $ 22.00



        
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News Update

4-21-17 -We haven't forgotten you! It's shearing time again so I have been a hot mess! (For 2 months now?) We shear Sunday, 4/23.

We will have a great big update on our current website for you next week. Then we will be launching the new and improved website. I can't wait for you all to see it!

Don't forget we have wool and fiber available year round.
If you don't see what you need listed on our website,
just send an email so we can get you all set to go!

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