We keep a flock of about a dozen ewes, an assortment of different breeds of sheep suited to the climate of Ontario.
The sheep grow their fleece naturally and seasonally. Each ewe grows her own unique coat, as required for each winter. We shear our sheep when the warm weather makes their wool uncomfortable.
By keeping a flock of many and mixed breeds, the farm produces a variety of wools of many textures and colours.
All wool and wool products can be purchased throughOntology Fibers >>
When we have to process a ewe or a lamb, we take the hide home and salt the skin to help preserve the hide. We then take the hides to Atlas Tanning to make them into soft and washable sheepskins. View and purchase Sheepskins >>