Kyle and I met in Albuquerque, NM in 2000. Kyle moved out to the country with me in 2002 and wanted livestock. We got our first 2 sheep from a neighbor in 2006. We added Angora goats in 2013 and then llamas in 2016. 2018 was very exciting. We added Cashgora goats to our flock!
We settled on fiber animals because I didn't want to butcher any pets. We chose Shetland Sheep because they didn't intimidate me with their size. We also wanted to promote a rare heritage breed. They are primitive, so are self sufficient. Ewes easily lamb without the difficulty of improved breeds and are excellent mothers. Tails don't need to be docked and they don't have the nutritional needs of faster growing sheep. Our interest of natural fibers has invited us to broaden our focus from Shetlands to other wool breeds.
We focus on clean raw wool, roving and locks. Our primary market is handspinners and local fiber artists. My other passion is genuine handcrafed artwork, wearables, and oddities.