April 18, 2018

The Blog is sadly in need of an update!  How time flies and all that .....

1.  I have recently posted pix and info of the skirted fleeces that are currently available.  Click on the 2018 Fleeces tab at the top of this page.

2.  I receive quite a few calls for breeding stock and just wanted to let folks know that there are only limited numbers of animals available as I have severely reduced the size of my flock in the last couple of years.  Predator issues have been the main reason for doing so.  I have at the moment only 4 breeding ewes.  My registered Gotland ewe "Suzie Q" had triplets again this year.  I have a ewe lamb and ram lamb remaining.  My recorded Gotland ewe "5A" had twins - a ewe and a ram.  I have left both of these rams intact as I do often get requests for ram lambs.  I have two Gotland x BFL ewes that had twins  -one a set of ewe lambs and one a set of rams (now wethers).  I have not made any decisions about what I will keep and what will be available for sale - if you are interested, the best time to contact me for more information is probably early July.  Email: ranfurlybfls@gmail.com

It looks like we are finally going to have a bit of sun today for the first time in what seems like weeks, so I am on my outside to enjoy it!  Cheers, Margaret

August 16, 2017

78 % Gotland Ram lamb and Twin 60% Gotland x BFL ewe lambs available from the 2017 Lamb Crop. Watch here for photos and more information!

April 3, 2016

Fleeces Available for 2016

Have just posted pictures of the fleeces from the 2016 clip that are still available.  These are mostly fleeces from my commercial ewes (Border Leicester and Romney or BFL X.s)  Fleeces have been split into halves down center back to make the sizes more manageable and affordable.  Fleeces have been well skirted.  Email me for more details or to get a shipping estimate.

June 16, 2015

BFL Fleeces Sold Out. 3 Gotland Fleeces left

Fleeces are going quickly.  If you are interested, you would be well advised to make your selections quickly.  The BFL fleeces have all been sold and there are only 3 Gotland fleeces left.  I do however have several very lovely fleeces for handspinning that come from a variety of breeds crossed with BFL.  If you take a look at the Specialty fleece page, you can see what I mean.  These fleeces are from a group of ewes that I bought last fall from Anne Carmichael.  Her fibre flock consisted of Border Leicester, Romney, Corriedale and Texel ewes crossed to a BFL ram.  These fleeces have all been skirted - some were coated and although they may or may not display BFL fleece characteristics, all of these fleeces will be a treat to work with. 

I have had some inquiries about Gotland or BFL breeding stock that might be available for sale this year.  The two Gotland ram lambs (75%) are already spoken for and I will keeping the single ewe lamb.  What may be of interest to some are the BFL x Gotland lambs born this spring.  The fleeces will be quite amazing combining characteristics of both breeds but displaying the length of staple and lock qualities highly prized by fibre artists.  I will get photos posted in the next couple of days!

May 24, 2015

Fleeces Available 2015

Have finally updated the list of fleeces available.

You can go directly to the 2015 BFL and Gotland Fleeces and also to the 2015 BFL Cross and Specialty Fleeces page to see what is currently available.

Fleece drop offs may be possible in the Lower Mainland and in Victoria for a small fee.  There is a fairly good selection at the moment so act quickly.  Fleeces generally sell out quite promptly, but I do have a good selection of processed BFL and Gotland fiber available.

April 12, 2014

Registered Yearlings Available!

I do not anticipate having any Bluefaced Leicester ewe lambs available for sale this fall.  If you are interested in breeding stock, there are four registered BFL yearlings available now.  Click on the 2014 Registered Animals for Sale to see photos etc.  Email me for further information and prices. 

Virtually all of the Gotland fleeces are now sold or spoken for.  There are a few Bluefaced Leicester fleeces available and also some Bluefaced Leicester cross fleeces that are skirted and ready to go.

If you are interested in Gotland fibre, I do have rovings and some handpainted Gotland fibre for sale at the farm or available for shipping.

February 5, 2014

Shearing for 2014

Greetings friends on a very bright but cold February morning.  Despite my best intentions to pay more attention to the blog, I have let my entries lapse AGAIN!  Oh well, life happens. 

Shearing is scheduled for mid February .  Fleece quantities will be limited - I think that I will have only 12-14 Bluefaced Leicester fleeces,  5-6  Gotland fleeces and 5 BFL x fleeces available this year and it seems that there are always more requests than there are fleeces available.   Email me if you would like to be confirmed/added to my list of potential purchasers.

Skirted BFL fleeces will start at $14/lb
Skirted Gotland fleeces will start at  $15 ($20/lb for lamb)
Skirted BFL x fleeces will be $10-12/lb

I will be adding a $10 handling fee in addition to the cost of shipping (which seems to run in the the $20- $25 range) in addition to the actual cost of the shipping.

I am planning on selling the Gotland fleeces as half fleeces (split down centre back from neck to tail) as the fleeces are quite heavy AND this allows me to provide fibre to a more people.  I may do the same thing with a few of the BFL fleeces if I have more requests than I can handle.