I want to introduce you to another Vermont Fiber Farm - Grandview Farm located in Washington, Vermont.
Kim has been a long time shepherdess, but recently welcomed Vermont's first flock of Gotland Sheep to her farm. You can meet some of them here and learn more about the history of Gotland Sheep.
They have curly, lustrous, silky wool. I purchased a skein of worsted weight in Mist from her shop, Gotland Wool Company. The yarn is such a beautiful silver gray color and super soft. I am enjoy knitting a baby bonnet with this gorgeous yarn. It is more expensive, at $17.00 for 2 oz - but the joy of working with it is worth it.
I am learning more and more about the costs and care that go into owning a flock of sheep and truly, if yarn is cheap, you really do need to wonder.
You can listen to a podcast from a couple of weeks ago at Woolful, where Kim was a featured guest.
Woolful podcasts are my new absolute favorite podcast. I get so giddy each time I listen to the interviews with other fiber enthusiasts and am researching where the entire process of sheep to wool might fit into our family's future.