Ananda Hills Farm breeds sheep for a soft fleece, to meet the breed (North American Shetland Sheep Association), and to do well in a farming system that is managed organically with a focus on healthy pastures and soils.
The sheep here graze year around and are supplemented with good quality local hay as needed.
The size of the flock averages 15-20 sheep, with a small number of new lambs born each spring.
Shearing typically occurs in March or April, at which time fleeces are available for purchase. Additionally, a small portion of the yearly shearing is put into yarn by a nearby mill.
Please contact the farm for availability of sheep, fleeces or yarn. Or, if you just want to come for a visit, we can arrange that too.
Knitters' groups especially are encouraged to visit and learn where their wool comes from!