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2023 By The Numbers

  • 11 lambs born

  • 2 lambs sold to Little Blues Traveling Zoo to have a life of being petted!

  • 60 pounds of wool processed (washed)

  • Vendor at 5 fiber festivals 

  • 3rd drought summer

  • 75 days grazing buckthorn and silvopasture

  •   (Ca + Mg) / K+ Grass hay mix analysis (Should be below 1.5 for adequate Ca absorption for PG ewes).

  • 1 part Ca added to 2 parts sheep mineral

  • 3 brown sheep visited: 1 to cavort with Macque, 1 to do the cavorting with Willow and Tweeta, and 1 to stay - Little Hope

  • 335 bales of hay consumed

  • 400# grain purchased (300# corn and 100# sunflower seeds)

  • 2 hat patterns published on Ravelry by a local designer, using Curlee Acres fingering yarn.

  • 42 hat kits sold

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Little Hope

her best friend

Onny

  • 9 lambs born

  • 61 pounds of wool processed

  • 26.6 average micron count (20.9 - 32.9 range)

  • 1 pedal powered tumbler built

  • Vendor at 5 fiber festivals 

  • 1 Farm and Fiber Tour hosted

  • 45  rotational grazing moves

  • Analysis of buckthorn leaves (8/1/22): 17% crude protein (wnl levels for Ca, P, Mg, K, and S)

  • 280 bales of hay consumed

  • 10 rugs woven

  • 51 hat kits sold

  • 50 wool sponge sets made

  • 10 herding lessons attended

2021 By The Numbers

  • 13 lambs born
  • 82 pounds of wool processed

  • 24.8 average micron count 

  • Vendor at 3 fiber festivals

  • Three Rivers Fibershed steward and board member 

  • 1 solar battery and 3 - 164 foot  electric netting rolls purchased for rotational grazing

  • 70 consecutive days of no rain          (May 21 - July 30)

  • 2 lambs sold to a traveling petting zoo (Ohana and Oscar 2)

  • 330 bales of hay consumed

  • 2 hat patterns produced

  • 8 herding lessons attended

2020 By The Numbers

  • 14 lambs born

  • 22 pounds of wool processed

  • 25.9 average micron count 

  • Vendor at 1 fiber festival (in February prior to Covid lockdown)

  • Participant at 4 virtual fiber educational events

  • 9 gates installed

  • 1 border collie puppy adopted

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2022 By The Numbers

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