MOSSOAY FLOCK have been... BUSY
Our "Lamb-count" at conclusion of Lambing in 2020 was:-
6 tup lambs; and 5 ewe lambs; varied colours - which is what we wanted
As at 22 July 2020, FOUR of the tup lambs are spoken for / SOLD
The other two tup lambs are STILL AVAILABLE
THREE ewe lambs are STILL AVAILABLE, and ready for sale
All this year's lambs now are vaccinated, and dual tagged and RBST birth notified / registered
ONE 2019 born ewe lambs still is AVAILABLE and suitable for tupping into November
We may offer retirement to two of our older ewes
The remaining two / twin tup lambs born 2020 could be wethered, suitable as ornamental grazers, pets / companions / guard animals
Prices on application
BELOW LEFT: Daisy - the Matriarch, sadly lost in 2019
BELOW RIGHT: Jackson, our former stock ram, sold on to a family on North Uist,
where he worked from 2018 onwards, and, just recently, moved on to a new contract / owners on Harris; Jackson, we miss you loads, and hope you may sire many more beautiful lambs
Wool available Now
Prices on application
SEE "CONTACT PAGE" for Contact Form
Buyer pays tax and postage
BELOW: pictures showing:- shearing; roo'd and sheared wool; wool on the hoof; and wool processed and knitted by our friend to create an exquisite scarf
BELOW: Stelios cat always likes to help out with the measurung and weighing
BELOW: Jackson, our former stock ram; and a prizewinner for wool on the hoof
"Jo, your fleeces went to Natural Fibre Co
and became part of Blacker Yarns' St Kilda Laceweight"
I bought some at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival to make something for you.
I hope you enjoy knowing that your sheep helped make this yarn...
The pattern is a traditional Shetland lace pattern called
"Peerie Beads and Diamonds",
found in the Legacy of Shetland Lace Book
by the Shetland Spinners, Weavers, Knitters and Dyers Guild"
(Shona Mason, Dundee)
SOME INFO - on "ASTHMA AND WOOL FIBRE":-
INFORMATION APPEARS TO SUGGEST THAT WOOL FIBRE CAN POSSIBLY ABSORB AND DESORB MOISTURE... inhibiting bacteria, fungus and dust mites
We are making further enquiries about this...
BELOW: pictures of some skins we had expertly tanned by Peter at Woodland Tannery. Not an easy choice for us, but, when these boys became a bit too much....Click on Peter's hyperlink BELOW for more information about his craft.
BELOW: Stelios the cat lends a paw with posting...
Peter's story: "Peter at Woodland Tannery based in Fife can tan small batches of your sheepskins using traditional Scottish recipes, utilising natural ingredients such as tree bark and natural oils. You can get in touch via his website"
Peter's follow up advice / care instructions:-
"Your sheepskins have now been naturally tanned in the Woodland Tannery and with proper care will give you many years of enjoyment.
Like all leather products, we strongly advise that the skin is not kept in damp conditions or placed on a damp floor.
We would recommend hanging them up on a line to air them out
from time to time to let them breathe.
If your sheepskins get dirty you can let them dry out then brush them down, scrub them gently with a damp cloth or wash them by hand in cold water with the following products: “Woolskin”, which contains Australian Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Myrtle or “Kaiser” Schafwoll-Wasch- & Pflegemitte depending on the extent of the stain.
They can then be line dried away from direct heat or strong sunlight".