The Wool Comes Off ...

Shearing begins

Shearing day 2009: Bob Schroth of Strasburg, Colorado shears Arturus ...

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Current Prices ...

Please e-mail your questions about fleeces, wool, sheep, or our other items, payment and shipping to Joanna & Keith Gleason at or call 303.823.0837

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All of our roving is suitable for hand spinning or felting and is ready for dyeing or over-dyeing.

  • White Bond roving - spinning count 58s - 62s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
  • Medium Brown Bond roving - spinning count 58s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
  • Dark Chocolate Brown Bond roving - spinning count 58s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
  • Near-Black Bond X Corriedale roving - spinning count 58s: $26 per Halfpound + shipping.
  • Tweedie a blend of silver, white, and black Bond X Corriedale - spinning count 58s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.

    * Please note: roving has been shipped out and back to the processor, then washed and carded by the processor. The cost of roving reflects this, plus the "shrink" or loss of weight to lanolin and dust in washing and carding (approximately 65% to 75% yield of clean wool ... this means that a 10 pound grease fleece will yield on average 6 to 8 pounds of clean wool).
    When you buy one pound of roving it is not the same thing as buying one pound of raw, grease fleece. Consider that the time you spend washing and carding the wool does have a monetary value.

  • All of our fleeces are covered/coated year round and are well skirted (heads, necks, legs, docks, and bellies are removed). We usually sell the whole fleece which will include shoulders, sides, back and flank wool. We have fleeces available in white, greys, black and varying shades of brown. They range in grade from 54s to 62s.

  • Tips to Enhance Your Wool Buying Experience:
    To order a fleece that will most likely make you happy, please answer the following questions as best you can:
    (1) How many pounds of grease fleece do you need?
    (2) Is colour important? say what your colour preference is?
    (3) Is grade of fleece important? If you don't understand wool grades, please read over our page at Blood Count, Spinning Count, & Micron Grading
    (4) Is staple length of importance? Please say what your preferred range may be?
    (5) If you would like to see staple/lock samples, please be specific in your request, by limiting your request to three samples
    (6) If time is of the essence, please consider a roving purchase.

    By saying these preferences, I will be more likely to be able to match you with a suitable fleece, or say that we don't currently have one available, or refer you to another sheep breeder.

  • Here is a bit about a black fleece comparision study.

Due to rather large increases in hay prices and having to hire some help to work here on the farm, we are raising the fleece prices now.
Purebred Bond fleeces: $30 per pound (whole fleece)
Bond X Corriedale fleeces: $28 per pound (whole fleece)
(We tend not to sell one pound of fleece at a time)

The following table is a list of Bond, and Corriedale X Bond fleeces currently available.
The list is arranged with the lightest coloured fleeces at the top of the list, and the very darkest fleeces are at the bottom.
Please check back from time to time as more fleeces are skirted.
I will split the larger fleeces in half from front to back, meaning that you would get 1/2 the shoulder, back, and flank wool from that fleece.


Spinning Count
Staple Length
Neela - Bond EweWhite58s4 inch4.5 pounds$135
Somemores - Bond EweBeige56s4 inch4.2 pounds$126
Somemores - Bond EweBeige56s4 inch2.9 pounds$87
Chrissy- Bond EweBeige56s4 inch4.7 pounds$141
ATM - Bond EweBeige56s4 inch2.5 pounds$75
ATM - Bond EweBeige56s4 inch3.3 pounds$99
665 - Bond EweMedium Brown58s4 inch4.5 pounds$135
Ceri - Bond EweMedium Brown58s4 inch4.2 pounds$126
Haleth- Bond EweMedium Brown58s4.5 inch5.7pounds$171
Jamimah - Bond EweMedium Silvers56s4 inch6.2pounds$186
Declan - Bond RamCinnamon Chocolate58s4.5 inch3 pounds$90
Declan - Bond RamCinnamon Chocolate58s4.5 inch4.3 pounds$129

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