Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quality Romney Wool

The Meyer Family, owners and caretakers of Grace Valley Farms, are committed to providing you premium products. We want you to be delighted in your purchase.

Grace Valley Farms is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Beartooth Mountains of southern Montana. The air is clean and invigorating and the scenery breathtaking. Grace Valley Farms is the home of a flock of pure-bred Romney and Romney-cross sheep. Romney sheep were selected as the main breed line for the quality of their wool, their natural colors, rugged endurance, pleasing appearance, and other fine traits.

Romney wool is noted for easy hand-spinning, high luster, and low lanolin-content. Our fleeces are available in an array of natural colors, from white, cream, silver, and charcoal to nearly jet black. Their classic, comfortable colors are pleasing to the eye and always in style.  Our flock ram, Edison, was awarded Reserve Champion at the Heart of America Wool Festival for his lamb wool. We have been pleased to see the quality of his wool passed on to his lambs.  In 2009, we added Foreman, a second breeding ram to our flock;  his lambs will join our flock in 2010.

Our sheep are not just numbers to us; although not quite family members, we name each of them and call them by their names.

Twin sisters, Rachel and Katelin, enjoy a meal on our pastures

The usual docile animals are a source of hard-work, pleasure, and comfort for our family. The flock at Grace Valley Farms feeds on high-quality forage grown right here on our farm and from the neighboring hills. The pastures and hay fields were prepared and seeded with a wide variety of grasses, legumes, and forbs to provide optimal nutrition with minimal off-farm inputs. The fields are irrigated with melting snow from the pristine Beartooths. The combination of attentive shepherding, quality forage, clean water, and plenty of room for exercise are allowing us to begin transitioning our flock from conventional management methods to chemical-free.

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