Windridge Fiber Farm is located in the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin's Driftless region. Our sheep graze about 80 acres of pasture and woods, accompanied by their faithful and sometimes grumpy donkey, Clementine. Our flock is a diverse group that is bred for their beautiful artist's wool fiber. We raise both white and natural colored wool sheep. Our crosses are made up primarily of Leicester (Border, English, and Blue Faced) breeds and Cotswold. These crosses give us a very useful medium crimp fleece with great luster that is ideal for hand spinning, wool for felting, weaving and other fiber art crafts. We offer raw wool fleeces and washed wool fleeces. Through Driftless Carding Co. we have our processed fibers- dyed and natural wool locks, rovings and art batts.
Healthy sheep grow quality wool fibers, our sheep have tested OPP negative.
The Cotswold sheep… In 2004 our son won a contest sponsored by the American Cotswold Record Association breeders. His essay earned him a long wool Cotswold ewe lamb. The Cotswold sheep is a rare breed of heritage sheep. They have beautiful long curly locks of wool with wonderful luster. We continue to grow our flock, and have added black Cotswold sheep as well.
We love to teach others about sheep, wool and wool fiber crafts. Newsletters from our farm to our Adopt a Sheep & Sponsor a Sheep participants giving a glimpse into farm life. We annually offer farm tours to our local school in addition to visiting classrooms with baby lambs and a spinning wheel.
Recently we have added the Driftless Mercantile Gifts to our farm produce. The farm themed gifts are all handmade here on our farm, many with wool from our sheep. We will be offering a variety of gifts- needle felted sculpture farm animals, sheep photography, farm note cards to name a few, you can fine more in our Driftless Mercantile store.
If you would like to visit our farm please contact us to set up an appointment.
We look forward to sharing our sheep and their wool fiber with you!