How to die on Dartmoor

How to (not) die on Dartmoor – Meet Kevin Kevin holds the view that the best way to explore Dartmoor is to put away the GPS and follow sheep paths and instinct. He explains why, between peat bogs and feather beds, it’s a bad idea. Kevin grew up on Dartmoor and walks without plan between … Read more How to die on Dartmoor

Shetland – The coldest islands make the warmest fleece.

Shetland – Sub Arctic archipelago makes warm sheepskin shock. Buy Now Things Take Time When You’re This Far North. The Shetland Islands, a subarctic archipelago off mainland Scotland, must BY LAW be shown on maps at the correct distance from Scotland. There’s some 100 islands in this remote place, 20 are inhabited. Orkney is the … Read more Shetland – The coldest islands make the warmest fleece.

How Do Sheep Cope With The Equivalent of 40 Jumpers On And What Happens When It Rains?

shetland sheepskin hung on a gate

How Do Sheep Cope With First, the space between the hairs slows air movement. Dramatically. One might be tempted to say sheepskin “traps” the warm air, but in realty the fleece will breath air like a sponge will breathe water – that’s to say it will “breath” – but only when outside atmospheric pressure differs … Read more How Do Sheep Cope With The Equivalent of 40 Jumpers On And What Happens When It Rains?

They’re not Jacob’s sheep they are MINE.

Jacob sheep up on bricks after theft

They’re not Jacob’s sheep, they are mine… “What shall I give you?” he asked. “Don’t give me anything,” Jacob replied. “But if you will do this one thing for me, I will go on tending your flocks and watching over them: Let me go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled … Read more They’re not Jacob’s sheep they are MINE.

Science shows how sheep fleece works and man-made fibers can’t get close.

Pair of herdwick sheep

Science shows the functionality of a sheep fleece Man-made fibers can’t get close. Herdwick are hardy from birth and native to the rugged fell mountains of the Lake District. It rains in the here, almost all the time.  Whilst the Lake District might conjure up images of Windermere bound coaches stuffed with wheeled luggage, and passengers … Read more Science shows how sheep fleece works and man-made fibers can’t get close.

Sheepskins Paused for now. Everything else is unaffected. (Updated: 29.04.20)

We now frank our own deliveries of natural dyes and incenses, reducing to near zero the amount of human contact we have, helping to keep the postal workers safe. We ship fine-ground mimosa hostilis inner root bark and some rather fine frankincense (for space clearing). All orders ship free in biodegradable packaging to the UK. … Read more Sheepskins Paused for now. Everything else is unaffected. (Updated: 29.04.20)

We do our best to be consistent, but nature will be nature.

Meet Gary T (short for Thompson). Flock mates call her “Mr T”. Try as we might nature loves to throw a curveball. Take Mr T, for example, she comes from a batch of eggs with known parents. Neither of which should be able to produce a partridge coloured chick. I quite like surprises, but at … Read more We do our best to be consistent, but nature will be nature.

Nothing Lasts Forever (and neither should it).

Everything we supply can be composted. Not only the bags and boxes, but literally everything. We are chuffed to beans to be able to announce that all our products now come with free shipping to the UK. This keeps things simple, but more significantly all our packaging is now just as natural as the products … Read more Nothing Lasts Forever (and neither should it).