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Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm is nestled in the lush, rolling hills of the Beechwoods in Callicoon, NewYork, the Sullivan County Catskills. We are surrounded by dairy farms and just minutes from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, the Delaware River and Pennsylvania.

We raise Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Finnsheep and recently purchased 2 Shetland lambs.  We promote our breeds for their beautiful wool, easy dispositions and loving nature.  Our quality wool products showcase each breeds uniqueness and are all a hand spinner’s delight.

Here is a bit of history on each of them:

The Border Leicester breed was founded in England in 1767.  It was George Washington who first introduced into the United States the English Leicester, one of the three distinct breeds of the Leicester sheep at his Mount Vernon home.   The 1920 census lists 767 purebred Border Leicesters in the United States and by the 1990’s there were well over 200 purebred flocks in the U.S. and Canada.   Distinct features include the arched Roman nose and long ears.  Their wool is long and lustrous with well defined “pencil” locks with pearled tips ending in a small curl that usually measures 6″-10″ after 12 months of growth.  For more information visit the American Border Leicester website at

The Bluefaced Leicester originated at the beginning of the 1900s in the United Kingdom in the Northern Pennines and has spread throughout the upland areas of England, Scotland, and Wales and into Northern Ireland. They are classified as a long wool breed with a staple length of 3-6″ and a fleece weight of up to 4+ pounds.  Their locks are soft and silky, tightly purled, fine, dense and lustrous.  They have a distinct roman nose, broad muzzle and long v-shaped erect ears.  Their head does not grow any wool, showing off their dark blue skin which gave its name to the breed.  To learn more, visit their website at

The Finnsheep breed is considered to be several hundred years old, descending from the Mouflan that live on Scardinia and Corsica.  The Finnsheep were first imported to North America in 1966.  Renowned to be prolific breeders producing multiple births, the Fisnsheep normally lamb triplets and quadruplets.  They are excellent mothers and are very friendly.  Their fleece is soft and lightweight with a beautiful luster that averages 5-6 lbs.  For more information visit their website at

The Shetland sheep roots date back over 1,000 years to when sheep were brought to the Shetland Islands by the Vikings.  They are considered a primitive or “unimproved” breed and maintain their nature hardiness, easy lambing, adaptability and longevity.  Their wool is one of the finest and softest wools  available.  Fleeces weigh between 2-6 pounds and have a staple length of 2-7″.  They are a small sheep with ewes weighing 75-100 pounds and rams weighing 125 pounds.  Calm and docile is their temperament.  To learn more, visit their website at

From our flock we offer raw fleece, roving, hand and mill spun yarn that range in natural colors from pearly to antique white, charcoal to misty gray, midnight black with hints of chocolate brown.

We also have an Etsy shop featuring all our products and attend local craft and farmer’s markets.

Hand spun yarn in natural colors
My sweet Meg
My 1st place hand knit gloves at NYS Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY
1st place ribbon for hand spun yarn compliments of my sweet Meg
Our very own 100 % Border Leicester our Etsy store!
Here's Peppermint...our 1st Finnsheep!