About Our Farm
Windridge Fiber Farm is located in the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin's Driftless region. We started with two bottle lambs and have built our flock over the last 20 years. The 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, CVM 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. Our pure bred Cotswold flock has grown to average 20-25 ewes.
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. Are you looking forward to jumping into fiber arts? Check out our classes.
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. Browse our shop for needle-felted sculpture farm animals, sheep photography, farm note cards, or the fleece or wool you need to get started on your next project.
Lastly, we love having visitors! If you would like to wander around the farm to watch some sheep or get a closer look at some fleece, contact us to set up an appointment.
We look forward to sharing our sheep and their wool fiber with you!
Tami and Dan Bowser