Wensleydale sheep angora goats
Jim and Linda Smith
9397 CR 502 Bayfield, Colorado 81122
Our booth with ranch products at the Intermountain weaver's conference, July 2015
DeGoatsnsheep Ranch is an organic-oriented, working ranch located near Durango, Colorado. We are committed to sustainable living with our gardens, greenhouses, animals, and home, in coordination with the natural environment.
Come stay with us. Learn handspinning, knitting, or various aspects of fiber processing. Or just relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of our ranch. Learn about the maintenance and production of animals, fiber, and food.
We seem to be having a rather cold, wet Spring, but the greenhouses are up and running with peppers and tomatoes as main crops. We have two little black Wensleydale ewe lambs this year, cute as can be. The studio is open for sales and lessons. Lots of hand dyed millspun Wensleydale yarn from our sheep in stock this year!
Jonah and Jim designed and built the chicken tractor. It travels around the pasture and keeps the chickens safe from predators.
The cattle panel greenhouse is our third greenhouse. Build in Spring 2015, it worked well to house our many hot pepper plants.
Watercolor felt by Linda. Watercolor felting is a way to create a picture by making a wool prefelt and attaching blended colored fibers to the surface to create an image.