Lambing Season produced some beautiful Teeswater and Wensleydale lambs for fiber here!
I love the Teeswater and Wensleydale because their wool has such beautiful curly locks that can be lock spun. The wool also takes dye super well, which means vibrant colors that hold.
Here in the South they must be sheared 2x a year, so the locks are not extreme long locks, but usually they are about 5-6 inches long.
I have 6 lambs total (2 girls and 4 boys) and will be selling lambs once they wean.
Is there anything cuter than a baby farm animal? These lambs are so soft and sweet. We did supplement 2 lambs the first week of their life, but now all of them are being raised by their ewe mamas and are growing quickly.
When I first wanted to buy sheep for hand spinning fiber, I had a difficult time finding any within driving distance. Most sheep farmers in may area raise sheep for meat plus it can be challenging to raise long wool sheep in the South.
I was fortunate enough to finally find a fabulous breeder in North Carolina, and now I hope that I can be a source for potential sheep farmers here in Georgia.
The kids have really enjoyed having so many lambs to hold and handle. This is one of my very favorite things about having a farm is giving my kids the experience of raising and caring for an assortment of animals.
This week I still have to band a few of the boy lambs, so that they will not grow to be rams. Whethered boys will produce extra fiber and are easier to handle than rams.
If you are looking for a fiber sheep and might want a Teeswater or Wensleydale, let me know! These lambs will be available once they are weaned.