There are said to be around 90 different breeds of sheep in the UK and, from all these, when we started keeping sheep five years ago we chose Portland. Portland are a very old breed and were likely already in the UK when the Romans invaded in AD 43. They take their name from the […]
A rare Icelandic micro flock of wool sheep called Feldfé… and what happens when shepherdesses learn how to spin!
I am telling you two stories today and they are intricately connected: the first one about a fantastic Icelandic wool sheep called “Feldfé”, the second will be about the women and sheep breeders around me called the “Spinning Sisters” and their cooperation to increase the value of the local raw material wool. Small island, one […]