mudranch

Jacob Sheep Products: Pelts, Fleece, Batts, Yarn & Soap

55 Sales

mudranch

Jacob Sheep Products: Pelts, Fleece, Batts, Yarn & Soap

55 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to Mud Ranch at Etsy!

My name is Joan and I am the Shepherdess at Mud Ranch, caring for a flock of rare heritage breed Jacob Sheep. I hope you enjoy the produce from the flock, as well as my fiber arts.

To learn more about me please visit me at:
Blog :: www.mudranch.com
Facebook Page :: www.facebook.com/mudranch

Thank you for stopping by!

Announcement

Welcome to Mud Ranch at Etsy!

My name is Joan and I am the Shepherdess at Mud Ranch, caring for a flock of rare heritage breed Jacob Sheep. I hope you enjoy the produce from the flock, as well as my fiber arts.

To learn more about me please visit me at:
Blog :: www.mudranch.com
Facebook Page :: www.facebook.com/mudranch

Thank you for stopping by!

Joan Gross

Contact shop owner

Joan Gross

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jan 22, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I am absolutely in love with this fibre, it is so easy to spin, and has such a lovely crimp. :)

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About

An Accident Waiting to Happen

My love and admiration of the Jacob Sheep came quite by accident. I grew up raising Suffolk sheep for 4H and raised them to sell to fellow 4H'ers along with taking my own home raised lambs to the fair. After several years of raising Suffolks I was happy to be done with sheep at the age of 18. Skip along a few years and now me an always passionate horse woman and now married, all I wanted to do was be with my horses - riding and traning. My husband comes home and asks if we can get sheep, my instant reply was "NO!" I was still very burnt out on sheep. Finally I conceded to getting four of these very strange sheep that I knew were "heritage." That part sounded good to me, being fascinated by breeds such as Spanish Mustangs and Highland Cattle. Next thing I know, my husband pulls in with the horse trailer and 11 Jacob sheep! Pretty soon I'm online researching this multi-horned, spotted breed. The more I read, the more fascinated I became. I soon reserved a ram from a lady up in Oregon (who has become a very good friend and mentor - www.kenleighacres.etsy.com) because I knew that more than likely my sheep were unrelated to something from up in Oregon. From then on we've added new rams and have learned more and more about fleeces, spinning, felting and dying.

We use our sheep, from the fleece, to the meat, to the horns. Bits and pieces that we don't eat go to the farm dogs. Our sheep lead happy lives grazing large pastures and are rotated from one to the next throughout the spring and summer months. Breeding groups are put together in fall and in the early spring months, lambs arrive! We concentrate on "Preserving a Heritage Breed," which includes diversity amongst the flock, parasite resistance, and natural mothering instincts. Our flock is registered with the Jacob Sheep Breeder's Association (www.jsba.org)

Shop members

  • Joan Gross

    Owner, Shepherdess: Grazing Resource Coordinator And Flock Welfare And Security Manager.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 1, 2012
W E L C O M E to my shop. I'm glad you've stopped by. Customer service is very important to me, I will strive to make you happy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I am happy to exchange an item if you are not happy with it. Simply return it to me in it's original condition and select what you would like in exchange (at comparable price).
Payment
Paypal is standard but if you would like to arrange a different type of payment I will be happy to discuss it with you. Layaways are also welcomed for my Jacob Sheep pelts.
Shipping
IF YOU ARE LOCAL - PLEASE CONVO ME BEFORE ORDERING SO I CAN MAKE A CUSTOM LISTING EXCLUDING SHIPPING.

I will ship immediately after your payment has cleared, either USPS Priority or UPS, depending upon the weight of the item.

If you have selected an item with FREE SHIPPING, your item will be shipped asap using USPS First Class mail.

Customers outside the U.S. are responsible for any import duties, taxes or fees incurred during shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Raw Fleece Prices are generally as follows:
Hogget - 18.00 per pound
Basic - 12.00-14.00 per pound