Deyaneria on July 30th, 2012

        Corriedale sheep are an intriguing breed. They were developed harmoniously in both Australia and New Zealand around 1874, by crossing merino sheep with Lincoln sheep. The breed was created to produce a dual purpose sheep that was good for meat and commercial wool production. Corriedale comes in as the second  most popular […]

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        Spun North Ronaldsay     New Rescued and Recycled Batt going into the store soon!     I don’t often talk about wordpress plugins or anything geeky like programming but I wanted to tell you about commentLuv because I Luv what it does. When you comment on a post you have […]

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Deyaneria on July 25th, 2012

    North Ronaldsay sheep come in an assortment of colors white to brown, grey and black they are sometimes mixed colors however these usually fade to fawn coloring as the sheep ages. The wool is soft and a bit kempy. A fleece usually weighs in at about 2 pds or 1 kg. It is a […]

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Deyaneria on July 23rd, 2012

  North Ronaldsay sheep hail from from area of the same name , on  Orkney Islands of Scotland. The are the descendants of sheep originally found in the area and the breed has remained virtually unchanged since the bronze age. These sheep are especially unique because they live  virtually exclusively on seaweed for many months […]

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Deyaneria on July 21st, 2012

Nothing like the an alarm to jolt you out of your thoughts. Some Fiber porn for your viewing pleasure. They will be in the store soon.    

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Deyaneria on July 18th, 2012

  As I had mentioned before Outaouais Arcott is one of 3 candadian arcott breeds.  There is the canadian arcott and the rideau arcott. all three have similar beginnings. However there are differences between the breeds.   The Canadian Arcott is heavier meat sheep with meduim wool.  The base 2 breeds for creating this breed […]

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Deyaneria on July 16th, 2012

  The Outaouais Arcott (said oot-a-way) is one of a triad of breeds established at the Agriculture Canada research station near Ottawa.  Outaouais were wrought by melding quite a few breeds . Some of the chief breeds are the Suffolk, Finnish Landrace, and Shropshire. These sheep The sheep ensuing from the selective breeding program were available to  Canadian producers […]

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Deyaneria on July 14th, 2012

   Sorry about the late post I’ve been having some technical issues. I’m glad it’s working right again. I was ready to  stab something with a short pointy needle (lol).         Types of stitch markers       Montadale wool       P.S. If you would like to be notified whenever […]

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Deyaneria on July 11th, 2012

  The fleece of the montadale is radiant white or natural hued black being the most popular with spinners. A minimum staple of 4 inches, it should be free of hair or kemp. Montadales have very little lanolin in the fleece which produces a higher harvest. Fleeces from ewes typically weight 8-12 pds. The micron count is between […]

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    Montadale are a line of sheep that were cultivated in the 1930’s by E.H. Mattingly. He was mid-western commercial lamb buyer who wanted to breed a supreme sheep. Mattingly wanted to schlep the characteristics of mutton sheep together with big western range sheep. Thus the montadale was created and is designed  to be dual purpose sheep raised for both meat and wool. The […]

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