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.
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...
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