Happy New Year
from Sheepy Valley!
Located in the small hamlet of Medusa in the Catskill mountains of
New York State, our farm has been in the family since the early 1930's. We
have a flock of Horned Dorsets, Romneys, and cross-breed sheep and a donkey, Jenny, who watches over the smaller animals and protects them
from predators. To learn more about our farm, check out
the rest of our site!
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Sheepy Valley is now a children's book! You and your children can visit
our farm through a storybook filled with colorful pictures of our farm. To
preview the book or order a copy, click on the graphic below.
From Ewe to You
Our wool comes from our small flock of sheep. Each spring we shear, and
the raw wool is shipped off to a mill in Maine to be cleaned, carded, spun,
and dyed into skeins of our
100% wool yarn, Our yarn
is ideal for all your knitting, crocheting, and fiber craft
needs. In 4 ounce skeins (measuring approximately 210 yards), our 2
ply yarn comes in many colors. Visit our wool page
to see them all.
Don't forget to check out our patterns - we're one of the only sources
online for Yankee Knitter Designs, a series of
classic knitting patterns that knit perfectly with our own wool yarn. Choose
from a selection of sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, socks, and more in both
adult and child
For spinning and other fiber crafts, we have
wool roving in both natural and dark colors.
We've also made some of our wool into cloth-covered
batting which is perfect for creating comforters or quilts.
addition, we produce
honey and beeswax products from our own beehives.
If you are interested in raising sheep, we sell lambs, including registered Horned Dorset,
Romney and colored wool sheep.
Peace Fleece is not your typical yarn company. The Peace Fleece
office is a barn on a sheep farm in Maine. Peter Hagerty and his wife Marty
Tracy started buying wool from the Soviet Union back in 1985 in hopes that
through trade they could help diffuse the threat of nuclear war. Since then
they have worked with shepherds in Russia, Kyrgyzia, Israel and the West
Bank, as well as in Montana, Ohio, Texas and Maine.
By working with people who tend livestock every day, they hope to find a
common ground that slowly leads to mutual understanding and economic
interdependence. Peace Fleece sells knitting yarns as well as knitting
and felting accessories.