Laurel Gates from Shepherds Craft Farm gave us a pandemic deal, and we'd like to pass it on to you! If you're ready to treat yourself to a cozy Fall season - Enjoy 20% off individual Gotland Sheep Pelts. If you'd like two - Enjoy 30% off!
Check out what we've added to our website! In addition to the virtual offering found below, we will stream live and post stories on Facebook and Instagram on October 17, 2020 so people can participate at a distance.
Midcoast locals | If you're feeling safe to be out and about while wearing your masks, please join us in and outside the barn on October 17th, 2020 for 45-minute micro-appointments. Sheepstock will be a celebration of all things wooly and warm!
In order to maintain a safe and relaxing experience for small party shopping, we will be holding 45-minute micro appointments. Social distancing and best practices will be in place, masks are required, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Appointments will go all day from 8am to 8pm. Book online through the link above, or email Juliana at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
We will be opening our door - and yard - for a day of fleecy goodness featuring fiber from local Shepherdess Laurel Gates of Shepherd Craft Farm. Dozens of her beautiful Gotland sheep pelts; hand-spun and knit hats, cowls, and neck-warmers; as well as waxed canvas Ushanka hats will be available for sale. We will even have yarn from Laurel's neighbors at Around the Well Farm in Whitefield!
On her farm in Woolwich, ME, Gates raises Gotland sheep. Gotlands are known for their luxurious wool. Soft curls and a silky coat make for wool that is soft and light with a lustrous shimmer. The herd is shorn twice a year for their amazing fleeces. The harmony and connection between farmer, animal, and the land is deeply respected and nothing goes to waste. Gates has the pelts tanned by a low-chemical operation in Vermont to ensure quality for years of use.
The pelts range in a variety of colors from ivory to dark silver grey, from chocolate brown and the rare true black.
What do I do with a sheep pelt you may ask yourself. Oh, so much! Drape one on your sofa for an extra dose of cozy while curling up with a book. Lay one across your lap by the campfire. They make a great spot to do morning stretches or yoga. A soft, ethically-grown pelt is a wonderful addition to shorter days and cooler nights.