Icelandic sheep are an ancient tri-purpose breed known for meat, fiber and milk. Their meat is fine textured and sweet. They thrive on a diet of grass alone which makes a more natural and sustainable product as no grain is trucked in. Our lambs are finished on apples which adds additional sweetness and flavor to a meat that is already considered a delicacy.
Icelandic sheep have varied coloration to their fleeces ranging from white to black to reddish brown and most colors in between. The fleece is versatile for spinning, weaving and felting. Their fiber has two parts: tog, a coarse outer layer perfect for weaving or spinning to produce a durable knit, and thel which is the soft under layer perfect for spinning and knitting items worn against the skin. The two can also be spun together to get a combination of these qualities.