Hopeful Farm

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Location Embro, Ontario, Canada
Introduction From my interests in fibre, I have met many other shepherds and all of our goals are to raise happy healthy animals that give us lovely fibre to spin. I have been working over the past few years to increase the softness and fineness of my shetland sheep while maintaining the breed standard of a well built hardy self sufficient animal that grows well and has few problems at lambing time. I am starting to see the fruits of my labour pay off this year and have been able to launch a line of shetland wool products called HOPEFUL SHETLAND, all from my own animals.
Interests I am a spinner, knitter and hobby farmer. On our little acerage we raise shetland sheep, romney cross sheep, a couple of mischevious goats, angora rabbits and muscovy ducks and chickens. Fibre is the main reason for the sheep being here, as well as teaching my children where meat and eggs come from.