Sale at Salem Glen Winery in Rochester, MN June 9, 2019

Our booth at Salem Glen Winery, Rochester, MN, beautiful venue, & we were allowed to taste wine and visit afterwards... I sold yarns, rovings, and dryer balls made of our Traditional 1927(R) fine, single-coated Shetland wool. Weather was perfect for our sale Saturday, June 9, 11 am to 5 pm,  at Salem Glen Winery in Rochester, MN.  I had an assortment of  fiber, yarns, and handmade items in natural Shetland colors from our fine fleeced Shetland Traditional 1927 (R) Flock.  Three Rivers Fibershed Vendors had some lovely and inspiring naturally dyed fibers, baskets, and yarns to offer.  I learned some…

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Johne’s Disease Test Results

We just slearned from our Vet today that UW Vet Diagnostic Lab have completed Johne's Disease testing on our flock with the most advanced and accurate Direct PCR tests and our entire flock from age 1 on up is negative for Johne's Disease. They were negative for both Johne's and OPP a year ago as well. See spring issue of Sheep! magazine for a reader-contributed article I wrote in cooperation with our local vet and one of our state experts on Johne's Disease Testing recent advances in testing for Johne's Disease.  

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Happy Holidays!

Leego and Russ, who is pleased both yearling rams are behaving, halos for the boys! Lionel and Thorian, Our Angels all the time, even in breeding season... Ellie and Terry, trying to behave, but don't let them fool you... From All of Us At Glen Tamarack Some of our ewes who ALWAYS behave themselves!

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Winter Shelters for Shetland Sheep
The rams and ram lambs are NOT pushing this hut around again!

Winter Shelters for Shetland Sheep

Breeding season has presented some interesting challenges with providing winter shelters for all 5 of our breeding and non-breeding groups.  We have two round calf shelters that the rams and ram lambs delight in pushing around their paddock, often so the door is up against the electric fence that separates them from the ewes, rending the hut unuseable.  It also exposes bedding and minerals at the former site to the elements and the huts are tiresome to move back uphill to their proper sites.  So, while Russ was hunting out west, our friend Mark and I fixed the ram lambs'…

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Gathering Wool

Gathering Wool (by Jeanne [Terry] Dukerschein) September 14, 2018 Welcome to Gathering Wool, Glen Tamarack Farm's Sheep and Fiber Art Blog (with sheepy, wooly subject matter and a few essays, poems, and recipes thrown in)! I have just redone our whole website in Word Press and hope it will be informative for you and easy to navigate!  As I have more time to work on the website, I will try to bring in archives from my former blog, Glen Tamarack Farm Sheep and Fiber Art, but for now, I will just post what is happening on the farm in the…

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