We are members of the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers Association, started in the 1950's. The purpose is to promote healthy sheep and successful, well-informed shepherds.
Wool is amazing. Wool is:
Breathable – able to transport moisture in a vapor state from one place to another. Wool clothing wicks moisture away from your skin, making you drier and more comfortable.
Odor Resistant – the moisture wicking properties minimize the growth and life of odor-causing bacteria.
Warming and Cooling – air that is caught in the wool crimp is a natural insulator and can help keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Strong and Resilient – it can be stretched, bent, twisted and tugged in any direction literally thousands of times without damage.
Naturally fire resistant – which is one the reasons why so many military uniforms are made from wool.
Natural and sustainable – wool is a natural product, produced by sheep and available for harvesting (shearing) every year without damage to the sheep.
For more information: https://www.gasheepandwool.org/
Sheep are a great addition to the green Georgia countryside, and can be worked into grazing rotations with other animals, such as these Dexter calves.
Sheep Shearing Day
We shear twice a year, due to the massive amount of wool grown by our Leicester Longwool Sheep. Although people often attend our spring shearing, we are beginning to make the fall shearing into a sheep and wool event! So. mark your calendars to come see us on Sept. 22, 2018. We will have sheep shearing demonstrations, a petting zoo, and instruction on caring for sheep, skirting wool, spinning and weaving. We will also have supplies and equipment available for purchase.
A Shetland Ewe getting her summer-do!
Our flocks are supported by the sale of yarn, roving, raw wool, spinning and weaving supplies, and completed handmade projects. We also sell sheep to Spinner's flocks, and as additions to existing breeding programs. Our sheep have been popular in petting zoos and educational programs, and have been shipped all over the country.
We focus on two very different, rare wool breeds - Shetlands and Leicester Longwools. Both breeds produce fleeces that are easily handspun, and well suited to a variety of differing projects. See the specific breed pages for more details.
***Coming soon in 2018! We will be adding a flock of Romeldale sheep to our wool operation. This extremely rare breed produces fine wool suitable for wearing next to the skin. It produces fleeces in white, and a number of beautiful natural colors.