Competition time – Win a Dartmoor sheepskin! #WinADartmoorSheepskin

You could win a Dartmoor sheepskin by following us on Facebook and sharing our free competition! #WinADartmoorSheepskin. How to enter: Like our Page. Share our Post (use the hashtag #WinADartmoorSheepskin) Leave a Comment. To enter you need to do three things: Like our page, Share our competition post using the hashtag #WinADartmoorSheepskin and leave a … Read more

5 Brilliant uses for a sheepskin (and 1 awful one that will make you wrinkle your nose).

Sheepskin receives a misplaced special worship when new. Folks treat it like it’s never been dragged through a hedge by a sheep. As though, just now, it has become sensitive to grass or soil. Yet as soon as the poor thing gets dirty folks will relegate a sheepskin to the Pet League. This said, when … Read more

How To Make Your Own Blue Gin

If you are wondering how to make blue gin you’re in the right place! You can turn your favorite gin blue with the addition of edible flowers, we recommend violets and clitoria flowers (available here). Dried flowers come with the advantage of being storable although fresh flowers look stunning in the glass. If using dried … Read more

Why Wool? -Because at the end of its long and useful life, it has the good grace to rot away.

Wool has qualities that man can only dream of recreating. The first attempt was made in 1855 and we’ve been trying in vain ever since. Not only does wool wick moisture and retain heat (and all those other good things we have come to associate with wool), but it also has the good grace to … Read more

Can sheepskins keep babies cool in the heat?

It seems counterintuitive, but many people claim that sheepskin can keep babies cool in the heat. It’s a claim that’s sort of true. Nothing will keep you cool like being well hydrated with appropriate shade, but for everything else there’s sheepskin. Can sheepskin lower a baby’s temperature? Of course not. But unlike any man made … Read more

Sheepskins for prams, are sheepskins cool on hot days?

Keep baby cool in summer on a sheepskin

Sheepskin differs from man made fibers in that they wick moisture away from the skin, trapping air as they do so. Both these effects help stabilise the temperature for young and old alike. For young babies you will want a sheepskin shorn fairly short, leaving no long hairs to get in the way. Another benefit … Read more