Wednesday, August 31, 2011

the cotswolds are coming!

Four Cotswold sheep are coming to Cold Antler, two ewes and their lambs from this past season. They are a longwool breed, and much like Joseph (who is half Cotswold) and here to add more spinning wool to the flock. I want to blend a half blackface/half longwool combo to make a soft outerwear fabric. These guys are needed to up the softness!

Also, I paid off the chimney! I just need to pay the installers to come and build it, but I amover 2/3rd paid off! It'll be installed on the 9th!

photo from ross farm museum, nova scotia

19 Comments:

Blogger Kat said...

How pretty are those sheep?! Jenna, how did you find out so much about what type of sheep produce which wool and how best to blend the types of wool to obtain the fiber you want?

August 31, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Margie said...

So adorable.

Glad you and the farm critters made it through the hurricane.

August 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Fresh Eggs Farm said...

Awesome Jenna - see you are doing it!!!!

August 31, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Congrats on the chimney! It's a great feeling. I acquired a 1909 Glenwood K cookstove on Craigslist a year ago January (for a song! though the total rehab cost what it was worth) and had a time finding someone to install a stovepipe for me - the bonehead who built this house didn't put in a fireplace or stove. Who builds in the Northeast without one or the other??? Anyway, it's been fantastic having the cookstove. I'm excited for you :)

August 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

Those are great looking sheep!

Grace and Peace,

John

August 31, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

LUCKY!!! The Cotswolds are fantastic sheep! One of my favorites, next to the Jacobs, Shetlands and Wenslydales (I am a huge sheep addict).... I think you will be very happy with your newest additions. Their fleeces and temperaments are awesome. Congrats!

August 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Mrs. N said...

Awsome! I really want dark Cotswolds. They are hard to find. If you end up with Ewe lambs for sale next spring I would be really interested. Congrats!

August 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Cotswolds are wonderful. If I was to add sheep to my farm, I would consider them. That they are considered a rare breed now, that makes them even a more attractive breed to have on my farm.
Congrats! You are really growing that farm.
N

August 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

You're starting a Muppet Farm! ;)

August 31, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger laurinda said...

Congrats, Jenna! I love Cotswolds -- their wool is lovely to spin!

August 31, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I love those sheep but I wonder how they would do in hot humid N. Ga. summers. And how do they see through all that face wool? They are so pretty.

August 31, 2011 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

whoo hooo! Buns in the oven, here we come! (no, literally...)

And such gorgeous sheep, fer surely!

August 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

Those sheep are super foxy. congrats!

August 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
OpenID kindsofhoney said...

They are adorable! Congratulations on them and the chimney!

August 31, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congrats on getting things paid down! It will be so comforting to have that wonderful stove running this winter.

August 31, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Awesome news Jenna!!!

September 1, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Adorable sheepies!!!!

September 2, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

We are dreaming sheep dreams and one day I hope to spin my own wool from cotswolds...they will add some spunk to your farm :)

September 2, 2011 at 1:54 AM  
Blogger Homesteading NaNa said...

The sheep are gorgeous...I wish!

September 3, 2011 at 11:15 PM  

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