Bedlam Farm Wool, Sold Out

Suzy and the gang

Suzy,the rest of the Bedlam Farm sheep and I, would like to thank you all for buying  their wool.

All the Bedlam Farm Wool I put for sale in my Etsy Shop sold out in just one day.

In the spring the sheep will be shorn again, and I’ll be selling more wool in the fall when it comes back from the mill.   My plan for the next batch is to keep some natural and dye the rest.

I will also have more wool since I didn’t shear four of them this past fall.  So there will be plenty of Bedlam Farm wool for everyone.

Bedlam Farm Wool For Sale

My Latest Batch of wool for sale in my Etsy Shop

I just put my latest batch of wool up for sale in my Etsy Shop.  

I don’t have a lot this time, less than 40 skeins in all.  Because I had the sheep shorn so late in the season last spring, I only sheared 6 of my sheep in the fall.  Their wool just wasn’t long enough.

The Red and Purple are dyed over the natural grays of Suzy, Izzy and Pumpkin.   It’s a mix of Border Leicester, Romney and a touch of Cheviot.

The Blue and Green are dyed from the white wool of Rosemary, Kim and Liam.  (The same Liam that Bed fended off this morning.  You can read about that here).

Each skein of wool is 200 yard and they are all 3 ply worsted.  They’re $25 each + shipping.  You can see and buy them all in my Etsy Shop.

Just click on the Shop Etsy Button below.

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Jon’s photo of Bud confronting Liam this morning.

Our Trip The The Vermont Fiber Mill

At the Wooden Solider diner in Fair Haven VT

Jon and I had the most delicious egg sandwiches at the Wooden Solider Diner in Fair Haven on our way to get my wool in Brandon, VT this morning.  It’s one of those diners that never got updated, not in the past 40 or so years anyway.

At the Vermont Fiber Mill

I picked up about forty skeins of wool from the Vermont Fiber Mill.   They’re Green, Blue, Red and Purple and work beautifully together.  Red was so comfortable on the alpaca rug he didn’t want to get up to leave.

A few of Deb’s curious Alpaca’s at the Vermont Fiber Mill

The alpaca’s came out to greet us as we were leaving.  Deb and her husband raise them, and sell their wool as products or yarn.

I’ll be putting up my wool up for sale in my Etsy Shop sometime over the weekend.

 

Bringing Home The Wool

Pumpkin is a handsome wether (castrated male sheep) with the softest whisper of a “baa”.

We’re getting ahead of the snow storms predicted for the weekend and picking up my wool in Brandon Vermont this morning.  I think we’ll stop on the way at the Wooden Soldier Diner in Fair Haven Vermont for breakfast.

As always, I’m excited to see my wool, especially since I don’t even remember what colors I had it dyed this time.  I’ll post some pictures on facebook and instagram as soon as I can, and more on my blog when I get home.

Healthy Sheep

The good hay and  fresh water, the ability to graze and wander the pastures,  feeling safe and content.  I believe this is all a part of what keeps my sheep healthy and helps them grow such good wool.

I could put jackets on them to keep their wool cleaner and prevent it from fading from the sunlight, but I prefer to let them be unencumbered.  Anyway, I love to see them in their wool coats and how it grows from shearing to shearing.

We’ll  be picking up my latest batch of Bedlam Farm Wool on Friday and I’ll be putting it up for sale , in my Etsy Shop, on Monday.

Bedlam Farm Wool, Coming This Friday

Socks

I’ll be picking up my latest batch of Bedlam Farm Wool this Friday and probably putting it up of sale in my Etsy Shop the following week.

Since I don’t remember the colors I had it dyed, I can’t wait to see what it all looks like.

I won’t have as much wool as I did in the fall, but I’m glad Deb at The Vermont Fiber Mill got it done so quickly.  Wool is more appealing in the winter than it is in the spring.

 

Susie’s Ruana, Made With Bedlam Farm Wool

Getchen wearing the Ruana, Susie made for her.

Susie, has been buying Bedlam Farm Wool for a long time.  And she has a good collection of it all the way back to my first sheep Tess, who died some years ago.

This Christmas she used some of it to make a Ruana, “a cross between a shawl and a poncho”  for her daughter, Gretchen.

I love the way Susie, used the different shades of natural  browns, grays and white, and how they look together.

“I know you are mainly curious about how the yarn works up.” She wrote me,  “I love it!

I do like to hear what people who buy my yarn feel about working with it.  And I also love to see the pictures of what they made with it.  And just as nice is the smiles on the faces of the people who get to wear it.

Nann’s Bedlam Farm Wool Socks

The socks Nann made from Bedlam Farm Wool

“Love your sheep”  Nann wrote above the photo of the red socks she made from Bedlam Farm wool.

She posted this picture on my Facebook page, and I am just Wowed by it.  The red wool is so rich and she used some of her worsted wool she had from Liam, Kim and Rosemary from the year before for the white.

She took a photo in the perfect setting.  I can just imagine my sheep wandering up the lane behind the socks and checking them out.

My Karakul Kim

Kim is the only Karakul  sheep we have.

I got her from Daryl,   the same farmer that I got my Border Liecester’s and Cheviots from.  They’re kind of unusual around here,  they originated in Central Asia, but Daryl’s daughter has been breeding them and sold us Kim about five years ago.

They can survive in hard conditions, drought, heat and cold and store fat in their tail as a reserve.

Kim’s  wool is very different form our other sheep.  It’s long and straight and mixes well with the Border Leicester, Romney and Cheviots.  It’s also very warm and strong and is great for felting.

Karakuls are  known for their lambs pelts which are used to make hats and coats.   It’s soft and tightly curled and expensive.

Kim is a somewhat  skittish, but she’ll nose her way through the other sheep for a treat.  She has a sweet face and keeps an eye on Fate when she circles the sheep, stamping her foot if Fate gets too close.

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