Crown Mountain Farms Animal Fibers - Finn
May we introduce to you another Scandinavian Sheep
- the Finnish Landrace, in short - Finnsheep. Long before the "discovery"
of America by the vikings (northmen) -forget the "official history
and Columbus" -
there were many breeds of sheep available to the northern european countries
and their tribes in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. (also
known as the Northmen, Normans or Vikings). These "vikings" made
their sails out of fiber from their sheep - we could call that advanced
technology. Makes you wonder what they really brought with them in
the early days and what kind of off-springs in their genetic lineage
is still traceable in the breeds in North America today? Nonetheless,
the official "history" says, that the Finn Sheep was brought
to America in 1968 from Finland - what a great year that was in history
of mankind (flower power - make love not war) and nowadays besides
the dominant white fleece in Finn sheep there are flocks available
with black, brown and gray as well as spotted patterns in their fleece.
Very exciting - the natural colored flock. The Finnsheep breed is
well known for giving "litters" at birth - very prolific unlike
most of the other breeds.
If you are interested in dyeing fibers, the fiber from the finn sheep could inspire you to even do more..... spin it, knit with it, wear it....