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 have had a heavy winter here, snow is melting fast, but warm storms keep coming; continued snow and mud! News for this year: we will be having another Indigo dye session in July with indigo grown in our greenhouse. Also in July, Linda will be teaching a class in watercolor felting at the Intermountain Weaver's Conference at Fort Lewis College (in Durango) in July and Jim will be vending our products at the Weaver's Conference Market. Then in August, we have master weaver Ilene Naegle coming to teach the second annual Navajo Weaving class here at the ranch. Linda takes our wool and her art created with wool on the road to vend at Salida, CO in September, and then to the Taos wool Festival in New Mexico in October. There will probably be several classes offered in Needle Felting, dyeing, and Watercolor Felting this summer. If you are interested in classes, please email or call and we can send you details.
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.