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Meet Bridgett – our new English Shepherd farm buddy
Friday, August 31, 9:05pm


Our newest addition to the farm is our English Shepard, Bridgett.  Now 4 months old.  What a fabulous dog & companion she is.  The breed was brought to America by English and Scottish settlers.  The name Bridgett is Scottish meaning strength, power, fire & poetry.  Slowly being introduced to our sheep, she will be a perfect guardian for them.  We love her.


Happy 4th of July from Ollie & the Gang!
Friday, June 29, 10:16pm

Happy 4th everyone.  Wishing you a safe, fun-filled holiday celebrating our nation’s independence.   Keep cool, keep all your critters hydrated with plenty of water – it’s going to be a scorcher.  Now on to the BAA-b-que!

Ready to party!


Our soon to be new breed…the Bluefaced Leicester
Tuesday, June 12, 9:48pm

Hi everyone!

Very excited to be adding the Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) to our flock of sheep.  Fell in love with this breed at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival.   Arriving at the end of August are 3 ewes and and 1 ram lamb from a farm in Vermont.  So….it looks like we’ll be breeding this fall for the first time in 6 years!  The BFL’s are known for their curly, fine, lustrous fleece, roman nose and distinct blue tone skin.

Stay posted for more updates and pictures!

Little ewe lamb



Happy Earth Day!!
Sunday, April 22, 1:30pm

Our all natural batting

Hi Everyone!

I thought a great way to celebrate this special day is with a blog of our all natural 100% Border Leicester wool batting.  Warm & snuggley.  A perfect stuffing for quilts, pillows, comforters, throws.  Available in assorted sizes.  Shop online or Etsy store.  CHOOSE WOOL….it biodegrades in soil & sea water, adds nutrients back to the earth…and is a renewable & sustainable natural fiber.

Have a great day!

From all of us at the farm




Happy Easter. . . Happy Spring!
Thursday, March 29, 10:08pm

Here’s our Ollie looking a lot like the Easter bunny.   What a good sport to pose in those “big ears.”  His personality certainly shines through in this photo.

Could spring finally be here?  Only on the calendar these days.  Still cold and gray but that brutal winter is behind us so it’s only warm and green from here.

Ollie…the sheep bunny

All of us at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm wish you a Happy Easter, Happy Passover and Happy Spring….hippity hop!


New Arrival – All Natural 100% Wool Finnsheep Yarn – Worsted/Aran Weight
Sunday, February 25, 7:21pm

We are all very excited about our newest yarn addition.  Our all natural Finnsheep wool we call “Cafe Mocha” because of its soft brown tones and creamy white highlights.  Extremely soft and a dream to work with.  Definitely a luxurious yarn for all levels of knitting, crocheting or crafting.  Skeins are 200 yards, 4 ounces, & 3 ply.  Gauge is approximately 4 – 41/2 stitches per inch on size 8 needle.

All Natural Finnsheep Yarn in Cafe Mocha

Treat yourself to a cafe mocha – a fine, exceptional yarn.  To order shop our online store.





Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Wednesday, February 14, 8:45pm

Hello everyone!  We here at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day that’s filled with love, happiness, chocolates, flowers, & more love.

Wool ewe be mine???



Our Lilly
Saturday, January 27, 8:01pm

Our Lilly Belle

Time to pay homage to our farm family matriarch Lilly who is 12 years old.  She’s a one in a million Black Welsh beauty.  In fact, she’s our very first Black Welsh that we purchased so many years ago.  I remember that day so well, traveling up to a farm in Utica, NY.  We picked her out among a room full of ewes.  A great mom to Taffline, Winny and Tegan, and a loyal companion to all of us humans and her sheepmates.  Now, living out her golden years on the farm.  We love you Lilly!!

Happy New Year!
Saturday, January 6, 3:18pm

Happy 2018 everyone!  Here’s hoping your new year is bright and shining just like the moon over the barn!

Whatever your wishes and goals are this year, may you achieve great success and satisfaction.  For those of you who do not knit, why not try?  Spin, why not try?  Weave, why not try?  Actually anything that you’ve been dreaming of doing or creating you can achieve!

New Year’s Eve Moon over Barn

Best wishes,

From all of us at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm!


Our Sweet Charlotte…..Already for Christmas!
Sunday, December 17, 7:03pm

Our Christmas Charlotte

Here is an adorable photo of my lamb Charlotte wearing her red plaid scarf looking very festive.  What a patient girl she was as I fiddled with that scarf every which way, trying to tie a perfect bow than having her pose.  (The hay was a good incentive!).

Wishing all a joyous Christmas filled with peace, love, good will, and happiness this season and throughout the coming year!


4th Annual Dickens on the Delaware, Callicoon, NY
Sunday, December 10, 2:45pm

Another great year and what a festive tradition for Callicoon.   Steeped in the holiday spirit and looking like a page out of Charles Dickens the town steps back in time and turns into a Dickens winter wonderland.  And we did indeed have snow yesterday.  There were lots of vendors, activities and joy in the air!  Always a fun event & looking forward to next year already!

That’s me enjoying Dickens Day!

Our Mascot Willy
Friday, November 17, 6:47pm

Just took this photo of our Willy.  Chuckled a lot.  He is a real sweetheart, lovable, affectionate and a ham for photos. He’ll be 10 years old next year.

Our Willy

The photo in the above banner is also Willy but a much younger one.  He was first born on the farm to Maggie, our first sheep that we bought at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival in 2007.  My how time flies.  Keep on going Willy…we all love you to pieces!!

Handspun Winners at 2017 NYS Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival
Thursday, October 26, 8:16pm

Love sheep….love to spin!!  A special thank you to my Finnsheep Annabelle and Border Leicester Jasper and their beautiful dreamy fleece.  Without them – no ribbons!  Very pleased to have won in the skein competition 2nd and 5th place ribbons compliments of Jasper for all wool single ply handspun yarn and 3rd place all wool single ply handspun yarn compliments of my Finnsheep Annabelle.

Handspun Winners – thank you Jasper & Annabelle!

Super fun jewelry class at 2017 Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2:45pm

Had to share my new spinning technique.  It’s handspun wire core yarn.  At yesterday’s class, we created batts with our own color schemes.  We were then taught how to use jewelry wire as a core to handspin our carded roving over the wire.  What fun & what endless possibilities for jewelry making!  I can see already I’ll be buying lots of wire for this new spinning technique!

My handspun wire core yarn for jewelry making!

This Year’s Winners at the 2017 Grahamsville Little World’s Fair
Sunday, October 8, 11:08am

Hi Everyone,

Very excited about these two sweaters both hand knitted by me with our very own Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm yarn!

The sweater on the left is knitted with our Border Leicester 100% wool worsted weight and the sweater on the right is knitted with our bulky Finnsheep mohair blend.  Both sweaters were a joy to knit and….both yarns are available to buy on our website and Etsy store.

Why not start your Christmas gifts now with hand made creations using our natural color, super soft, luxurious yarns!

Hand knits my me and Blue Ribbon winners!




Summer’s splendor of 2017
Saturday, August 19, 1:58pm

Here is a beautiful photo of our Olie lounging in the tall grass, enjoying the sun in front of the lush, green hillside.  Summer is quickly fading but only in our thoughts.  Getting ready for fall festivals and its boundless beauty.  Join me on 9/3/17 at Bethel Woods Alpaca Festival from 11-4PM.  Shop your favorite wool novelties, lotions & Christmas ornaments.  Yes Christmas!  Happy rest of summer to everyone!

Our Olie enjoying the sun & scenery!


Meet Charlotte….our new ewe Finnsheep lamb!
Friday, July 7, 8:17pm

Here’s our little Charlotte eating out of my hand already!  She’s our newest member to the farm flock.  Her name means little & womanly and you can believe this lamb is already independent, sociable, affectionate and adorable!  Stay tuned and watch her grow up on the farm!

Lovely Charlotte

Lovely Charlotte

Our sweet little cupid!
Saturday, February 11, 9:27am

Our Sadie helping her friends at fundraiser!

Sadie helping her friends at fundraiser!

Here’s are sweet little Sadie posing at a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, Rocky’s Refuge.

Don’t forget to check out our new yarns on our shopping page….new worsted and bulky weights.  Dreamy to knit, crochet or anything with.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

It’s 2017…Happy, Happy New Year from all of us on the farm!
Sunday, January 1, 1:31pm


Loved this picture of our white barn against this brilliant blue sky.  It is a beautiful first day of the new year in upstate New York.  We wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year bringing you all of life’s best wishes.

Looking forward to new projects, new ideas & new determination!


It’s Christmas Eve…..not a creature was stirring…
Saturday, December 24, 8:42pm

Here’s are little Sadie with Santa at a fundraiser for an animal rescue shelter called Rocky’s Refuge in Roscoe, NY.   All of us at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm wish you peace, joy, love and happiness.  Merry Christmas!

Sadie Milady with Santa

Sadie Milady with Santa

Another great year at Rhinebeck!
Thursday, November 10, 9:03pm

So happy with this year’s ribbons won at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival.  Pictured here are my hand spun yarn entries with my Border Leicester and Finnsheep wool – entries in both natural colors and hand dyed.  Thank you my Meg & Peppermint!  It was a great festival.  I took 2 classes – one in willow basket weaving and the other in weaving on a circle loom.  Both were very good with excellent instructors.   As always, can’t wait until next year!

This year's hand spun yarn ribbons!

This year’s hand spun yarn ribbons!


Look at our new wool/mohair blend yarn!
Friday, July 29, 9:41pm

Silky soft & lustrous..our new Finnsheep wool & mohair blend yarn in “Silver Pearl.”  Named for its beautiful shining pewter color with pearl highlights.  Simply a dream to knit, crochet or anything with!  To purchase shop our online store.

Our very own Finnsheep/Mohair blend yarn

Our very own Finnsheep/Mohair blend yarn

Me….loving my sheep!
Sunday, May 15, 2:40pm

Love my girls and guys!

Here is a picture of me with my girls and guys!  Spending quality time giving hugs and kisses!  Pictured here are some of my Finnsheep & Border Leicesters.

Meet Sadie Milady – Our new Beagle puppy!
Sunday, January 31, 4:55pm

New to our farm and family our 8 week old Beagle puppy.  We named her Sadie – and Milady – well just went perfect together! She is a handful and loves our Dachshunds.  They on the other hand are a bit weary.  They forgot what it was like to be a puppy. She loves being outdoors and this winter is perfect for raising a puppy.  Stay in touch for more photos as Sadie explores the world for the first time!

Miss Sadie milady!

Miss Sadie Milady!

Welcome to Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm Sadie Milady!

Happy New Year 2016!
Friday, January 1, 9:13pm

All of us at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm wish you a Happy New Year!  May 2016 be a year of joy & prosperity. May you learn new things and shine at what you do!  Pictured here is my collection of silver bells – 25 years of collecting starting with my first bell given to me as a gift in 1990.   I thought this was an appropriate picture to “ring” in the New Year!


A Great Day at Dickens on the Delaware!
Sunday, December 13, 12:28pm

What a wonderful event in Callicoon!  The Victorian era came alive at the Western Hotel and streets of town!  This was the 2nd Annual Dickens and truly a day to remember.  Can’t wait for next year!  Thank you to everyone who organized and donated to this magical event.




Another fantastic Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival – 10-17-15
Saturday, October 31, 8:20pm

Hi everyone!

Well, it was another fantastic Sheep & Wool Festival at Rhinebeck.  On Thursday I went to a felting class, Friday I went to turn in my competitions & stroll the fairgrounds watching everybody set up and Sunday we went back to take it all in.

Pictured here are the ribbons I won this year for hand spun yarn.  Roving complements of my Border Leicester sheep Meg & Jasper.  Dyed skeins are also Border Leicester dyed on the farm & lastly an Alpaca hand spun.

Needless to say, I can’t wait until next year!  Only 50 more weeks to go!


Ribbons I won for hand spun yarn

Callicoon Art Walk – Sat 10/10 – 12-8PM
Friday, October 9, 9:10pm

Get your “Little Neck” Christmas tree ornaments at the Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm table.  Shop all our warm, woolly products – hand knits, yarn, dryer balls, insoles – all 100% wool of course!  Also Lambkin’s lanolin skin products.


Little Neck Christmas Tree Ornaments


Alpaca Festival at Bethel Woods
Saturday, September 5, 4:05pm

For a fun-filled family day come to the Alpaca Festival at Bethel Woods (Woodstock site) Sunday 9/6 from 11-4PM & shop the Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm table for all our products – yarn, insoles, dryer balls, hand knits, Lambkin’s Lanolin creams.  Also, new products for the 1st time!!  Spinning demo by me all day long!!  Stop by & introduce yourself….


Flower of hand dyed 100% wool yarn with dryer ball!

Meet our new 3 month old Finn lambs…. Anna and Alli
Monday, August 17, 7:29pm

Look who just arrived!  Our new 3 month old Finn lambs named Anna and Alli. We went to pick up Alli (baa baa black sheep) and couldn’t resist the badger face lamb.  Her colors are amazing!  I can’t wait to spin her fleece next year.  The Finnsheep have been a wonderful edition to our flock of Border Leicesters and Black Welsh Mountain Sheep.  Not only do they have a beautiful soft fleece but they are like having puppy dogs around.  They are warm and affectionate and love to nibble your finger tips!  Stay in touch for more pictures of little Anna and Alli as they venture out into our world at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm!


Why not try spinning this summer?
Sunday, May 31, 8:13pm


Hand spinning – the perfect summer project to learn.  Spinning outdoors (or indoors) is a wonderful way to relax. Become one with your wheel and experience the feel of the fiber going through your fingers.  It is mesmerizing!   Here at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm we have beautiful roving that hand spinners just adore.  Pictured here is our natural white Border Leicester roving.  This roving dyes beautifully and can also be used for felting and craft projects.  Priced at $2.50/oz.  Pick up at the farm or shop our online store or Etsy shop.

Baa Baa Little Black Lamb…..
Tuesday, May 26, 10:06am


So excited about our newest addition to our flock.  Coming to our farm in July our new little pure black Finnsheep lamb….Pictured here on her birthday on May 6, 2015.

NEW Border Leicester Yarn – 100% Wool Skeins
Saturday, April 11, 9:11am

SO EXCITED to offer the beautiful yarn compliments from our Border Leicester flock of sheep!  200 yards, 3 ply, 4oz skeins.  Light worsted weight (DK), 5-6 stitches per inch on size 6 needle.  Yarn is all natural, very soft and dreamy to the touch.  Perfect for dying your favorite colors!  Time to start crafting, knitting and crocheting everyone!  To order visit our product page.  Any questions, please email me.

Shearing Day!
Friday, March 6, 10:39am

Well, it’s that time of year and a little bit late due to the frigid weather we have been having.

A special thank you to Nancy who shears my sheep every year and does a wonderful job.  Pictured here is Nancy with our mascot Willy getting a good haircut or “wool cut.”

It takes the sheep a few days to get used to being “wool less” but it triples my space in the barn.  Amazing how much footage each sheep takes with a full wool coat!

Warm regards to all,




Happy New Year from your warm, wooly friends at Will-O-Wool Sheep Farm!
Wednesday, February 11, 7:08pm

Winter Grazing

The New Year is already heading into mid February.  Hope everyone is having a warm, cozy winter and the knitting needles are working away at creating lots of hats, gloves and mittens galore!!  I’ve been busy knitting Christmas ornaments!!  Also looking ahead to Rhinebeck 2015 and the competitions!!

Stay warm and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive year!!!



2014 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY
Wednesday, November 5, 7:06pm

The NYS Sheep and Wool Festival has come and gone.  It is the most fabulous weekend.  Kind of like my Christmas.  I always enter my hand spun yarn and hand knitted garments in the competitions.  This year was the highlight for me.  My FIRST BLUE RIBBON for hand spun yarn!!  Something I’ve been striving for and many years in the making.  Since I am a self-taught spinner this blue ribbon was an accomplishment beyond  belief!  The fleece was from my favorite ewe Meg.  She is a Border Leicester and has the most beautiful roving to spin.  And, her natural color is gorgeous!  I love you Meg!!

Aside from my personal achievements, the festival was terrific.  I took a hand carding class on Sunday which was very good and of course the vendors were great not to mention the inspiration and knowledge gained!  Looking forward to next year already.

Alpaca Day News
Wednesday, October 1, 12:36pm

Great day at Alpaca Day.  Thank you Buck Brook Alpacas for hosting this great event.  I enjoyed spinning and answering lots of questions!

Welcome to The Wooly Blog!
Friday, September 26, 1:41pm

Hello, and welcome to The Wooly Blog! We’ve been giving the website a bit of an upgrade, and what better addition than a place to share pictures and stories from here on the farm, along with updates on new products, specials, and more! So be sure to check in regularly!

Our very own Border Leicester wool yarn!
A beautiful day grazing!
4th place ribbon for hand knit mittens
4th place ribbon for 100% wool hand knit pullover