In Westminster VT, two families combine their efforts on a single farm to maximize what they can accomplish. Liz, Katrina and Matt tap maples, manage goats and sheep and regenerate the land together. The sheep at Hatch Brook Farm are predominantly Cheviots, though some are crossed with Romney or Finn.
Cheviots hail from Scotland and are plentiful in cold, windblown areas of the UK. Cheviot wool is a down-type wool with a well-defined crimp and moderate softness. Morse Brook Farm takes pride in raising their sheep with care and kindness, and it shows in the clean, high-quality wool.
These fleeces hardly needed any sorting. The wool was clean and bright. I love the tight, defined crimp – that’s what gives this yarn its distinctive springy, spongy quality. This yarn will hold air tightly, keeping the wearer warm and cozy in chilly weather.