Field Day: Cotswold Sheep at Davlin Farm with Solitude Wool
I spent Sunday afternoon on a Field Day at Davlin Farm nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lincoln, Virginia (Loudoun County) . The Field Day was organized by the wonderful folks at Solitude Farm and our gracious host, Lynn Updegrove. They have a gorgeous pasture, stream, and one of the nicest looking barns I've seen in a while.
Davlin raises endangered heritage breed Cotswold sheep. We learned about their flock and got to watch their sheep being sheared. Everyone was so nice and I was really impressed. I was even able to buy a fleece (Coopworth) right after it was shorn. I hope to spin something special with it soon. I'm super excited but I have to wash it first! I also bought some hand dyed Cotswold locks and roving from Solitude. Their dyed locks are sooo amazing. I'm glad they brought some this time. Among the other goodies I picked up was a bag of Cotswold lamb washed locks from Davlin. It's buttery soft and I think it will dye up very well. I can't wait to tailspin some of those.
Here are some pictures I took on the tour:
You can read more about different sheep breeds here as I continue my quest to spin them all.
September 17, 2012