In 1987 we were a hobby farm with chickens, ducks, turkeys, horses and goats. When the sheep came along I knew that someday, we were going to be a merino sheep farm. The children grew up, and in 2015 I had the opportunity to take early retirement. Now we have the merino sheep farm I dreamed about.
Happy Goat Lucky Ewe Fiber Farm today provides lovely handspun yarns made from several breeds of sheep including Teeswater, Blue Faced Liecester, Romney, California Variegated Mutant (CVM), and Merino, with mohair mixed in to provide luster. The hat in the photograph is natural colored CVM mixed with huskey - spun into yarn and custom knit for a one-of-a-kind gift.
Our 50 ewe flock produces wear-next-to-your-skin, super soft, luxurious white merino wool. Each animal grows about 10 pounds of usable wool, sold to customers for $10 a pound as raw wool; $45 per pound as combed top; and $140 per pound as yarn.