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.

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


 

Boston Farm & Fiber Festival
Boston Public Market
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10AM - 5PM

Winterfest Marketplace
North Adams, MA
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10AM-3PM

Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair
Cummington Fairgrounds
Cummington, MA
Saturday & Sunday, May 25-26, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village Fiber Festival
Pittsfield, MA
Saturday & Sunday, September 28-29, 2019 10AM - 5PM

New York Sheep & Wool Festival
Gotland Breed Exhibit - Breed Barn
Rhinebeck, New York
Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 2019

Fiber Festival of New England
Big E Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA
Saturday & Sunday, November 2-3, 2019