SpringHillsFarmPA

Spring Hills Farm

Scranton, Pennsylvania
3,108 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to the new Spring Hills Farm Etsy store! We offer Heritage Jacob Wool products, all undyed and (with the exception of the noted processed skeins) hand-sorted, hand-washed, and hand-carded - and we are beginning to list out handspun yarns as well! We also offer some skeins which are a blended (but still undyed) combination of Heritage Jacob Wool and alpaca from the neighboring Milkhouse Farm, and the option for you to put in a custom order for a skein or product that meets your needs exactly!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 15, 2018

Welcome to the new Spring Hills Farm Etsy store! We offer Heritage Jacob Wool products, all undyed and (with the exception of the noted processed skeins) hand-sorted, hand-washed, and hand-carded - and we are beginning to list out handspun yarns as well! We also offer some skeins which are a blended (but still undyed) combination of Heritage Jacob Wool and alpaca from the neighboring Milkhouse Farm, and the option for you to put in a custom order for a skein or product that meets your needs exactly!

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About SpringHillsFarmPA

Sales 3,108
On Etsy since 2017

Spring Hills Farm - Preservation and Education

Spring Hills Farm was founded in the late forties, by our father and grandfather - now we are a small family farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania, staffed by 8 cousins and their 4 mothers, creating a line of wool projects from our Heritage breed Jacob Sheep flock that we are excited to make available on Etsy! We hope to expand our offerings to include hand-commissioned skeins of yarn as well as a few other farm goods. Please check back for more additions! We are also thrilled out announce that our handspun yarn now includes (in certain skeins) alpaca from our neighboring farm, The Milkhouse Farm - we love to use materials that come from the local farming community as a part of our commitment to local production.

We are committed to turning the Farm into a low-impact agricultural endeavor that actively benefits our ecosystem, not simple avoids harming it. We have many other products, but this is our first foray onto Etsy, so follow us if you want to see what else we come up with! The twelve of us are a Family Trust, and are collectively committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly land-use. The Farm is also supported by the Spring Hills Foundation (401(c)) in our educational endeavors. We welcome groups of school-children to the farm where we show them how we make maple syrup, and in so doing we teach them about trees and good forestry habits. The farm now has a Little Free Library stocked with books which further the Foundation's educational mandate.We aim for this land to be a source of wonder and nourishment for generations to come.The twelve us are a Family Trust, working together to make land use all-natural and sustainable, and the Farm is also supported by the Spring Hills Foundation (401(c)) in the education endeavors that we take one - teaching school-children about the life-cycle of trees and about flora and fauna, stocking a Little Free Library with both fiction and non-fiction that furthers the Foundation's mandate to educate people so that we can all live together on, and use, the land in a way that is sustainable for generations to come.

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  • JRad (on Etsy)

    Spinner/fibre Artist

    Member of the Hull family who at the moment is primarily responsible for the production of the handspun yarn and is happy to accept custom orders! Travels quite a bit, so yarn may sometimes be sent from different locations.

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Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

As part of our commitment to sustainability and the reuse of resources, you may find that your item occasionally arrives in somewhat...unconventional packaging! We hope you find this amusing and heart-warming, and know that we will never sacrifice the safety of your product for the sake of that amusement :-)

Are your sheep happy?

Our sheep are incredibly free-range...in fact, it's not uncommon for us to come across them all over the farm! We do put them in the barn at night, though they can still wander around a smaller pasture - the reason for this is that there are cayotes and wild animals which would attack the sheep if they were not protected. We do NOT raise the sheep for meat, but for the wool and because they are remarkable and wonderful animals. Each ewe has her own name, and we know each ones' name, mothers name, and mother's mothers name. They seem pretty happy.

Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to discuss personalized skeins of yarn for knitters, weavers, and other fiber artists. Simply contact us about what you need, and we will let you know honestly if it is something we can do for you, and if so, time frame and price. The range given here is a general estimate for a customized order, and may be more depending on the complexity and length of your order.

I’ve received your gorgeous raw wool!! Now, how do I wash it?

We prefer to use the least invasive methods possible when washing our wool, which means that it will stay supple and soft even after washing. Most of what you are washing away is lanolin, the oil that occurs naturally on sheep wool - lanolin separates from fiber at 94 degrees Fahrenheit. So soak the wool in extremely hot water in a small, porous mesh bag to decrease fiber motion, then lay to dry out of the sun.

If you don’t want to use anything but hot water, you will probably need to give the wool 4 or even 5 long baths in the hot water. You CAN add a squirt of eco-soap to reduce it to 3 or 4, but then add a SMALL splash of vinegar in the last rinse to make sure no soap lingers.

*please, do not use soaps/cleaners that harm the planet*