OLIVET RANCH WENSLEYDALE SHEEP HIDE OR02

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OLIVET RANCH WENSLEYDALE SHEEP HIDE OR02

650.00

This extraordinary sheep hide come from a small flock of the Wensleydale sheep at Olivet Ranch stewarded by the Lennox Family in Santa Rosa, California. Wensleydale sheep are known for their high-quality, fine fiber wool with incredible luster and fluffy soft textures. Mike, the shepherd and also a conservation scientist takes meticulous care for the family’s sheep and manages their grazing for ecological enhancement of their property. By creating watershed friendly drainage systems and using carefully managed grazing practices he is working to reduce erosion and soil loss during heavy rains and to revegetate sensitive areas with desirable plants.

Olivet Ranch is also a part of the Fibershed producer network supporting Fibershed’s mission to develop regional fiber systems that builds soil and protects the health of the biosphere. Head here to learn more about the great work of Fibershed.

Each hide is unique, with variations in color, cut and fluff.

Our hides are tanned without harsh chemicals and often natural conditioners called lanoline are still present on the hides.  We believe in celebrating the unique nature of this wonderful hide by not over processing and keeping true to the authenticity of each hide.  You might even find remnants of the life lived with a blade of grass, seed pod or burr.  

We purvey a quality hide with a quality narrative that feels good all around.  

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