Salt & Pepper Wool grown here on our farm by Gotland & Leicester Longwool Sheep

Welcome to Ashford Heights Farm


Ashford Heights Farm raises Gotland and Leicester Longwool Sheep for the enjoyment of Wool Yarn Lovers and Hand Spinners.

Salt & Pepper Wool Yarn, Fleece and Roving are available for purchase along with animals for breeding or fiber stock.

Scottish Blackface ewes available for Valais Blacknose upbreeding programs.

Origins Of The Gotland Breed:


The breed was first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings with Karakul and Romanov sheep brought back from expeditions deep into Russia and crossed with the native landrace sheep. The Vikings were great seafarers as well as sheep farmers and took these animals on their extensive voyages to provide meat and skins along the route. Hence the spread of these Northern short-tailed sheep and the development into related breeds such as Gute sheep, Icelandic, Finnsheep, Shetland, North Ronaldsay and Manx...

Upcoming Events


 

Massachusetts Sheep & Wool Festival
Cummington Fairgrounds
Cummington, MA
May 26 & 27, 2018

 

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool
Jefferson Fair Park
Jefferson, CI
September 8 & 9, 2018

 

Adirondack Wool & Artist Festival
Washington Country Fairgrounds
Greenwich, NY
September 22 & 23, 2018

 

Fiber Festival of New England
Big E Fairgrounds
West Springfield, MA
November 3 & 4, 2018