St Johnsbury, Vermont On Etsy since 2018


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    Mitchell Jones

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    Mitchell Jones

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    Our family farm, producing lamb with love

    We are a small family hill farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Although we consider ourselves diversified with sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens and veg our specialty is our Icelandic sheep herd. We choose sheep because we feel they are the perfect species to bring fertility and vitality back to the 100 acres we call home. Their small size combined with intense rotational grazing reduces erosion while increasing carbon stored in the soil.
    Icelandic sheep are an ancient tri-purpose breed known for meat, fiber and milk. Their meat is fine textured and sweet. They thrive on a diet of grass alone which makes a more natural and sustainable product as no grain is trucked in. Our lambs are finished on apples which adds additional sweetness and flavor to a meat that is already considered a delicacy.
    Icelandic sheep have varied coloration to their fleeces ranging from white to black to reddish brown and most colors in between. The fleece is versatile for spinning, weaving and felting. Their fiber has two parts: tog, a coarse outer layer perfect for weaving or spinning to produce a durable knit, and thel which is the soft under layer perfect for spinning and knitting items worn against the skin. The two can also be spun together to get a combination of these qualities.
    Our farm offers lamb shares, raw fleece, naturally and conventionally tanned hides, breeding stock and a some artisan crafts from horn buttons to bottle openers.

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