Little Brook Fiber Farm – in central Vermont – began in 2004 when a very special little black and white dog named Meg entered our lives. Since then life has never been more fulfilling or more rewarding. We now have a mixed flock of wool sheep that produce outstanding prize-winning fleeces and a second Border Collie named Sean.
Our farm goal is to raise happy, healthy animals who are treated humanely throughout their lives.
We strive to manage our farm in a sustainable manner. By practicing intensive rotational grazing we maintain the health and vigor of both sheep and pasture. Our ewes are selected for their hardiness, mothering ability, temperament and exceptional fleece quality. We minimize the use of grain by lambing on pasture.
From the time when lambs are tip shorn at approximately three months of age they are coated so their fleeces remain impeccably clean and lustrous. These coats require a high degree of maintenance and care, but the additional work is repaid by the quality of the fleeces that are highly sought by discerning hand spinners. Wool is a natural, renewable resource and is superior to synthetic fibers in numerous ways – most importantly it contains no petroleum.
We sell: Romney, Cormo, Bluefaced Leicester Sheep and their crosses, pristine fleeces, yarn, roving, and batting.
Gabrielle McDermit and John Hartmann
Little Brook Fiber Farm