Wit’s End farm is a small farm with big ideas. Raising sheep for their main purpose of wool production, we have selected breeds of sheep that produce beautiful fleece which can be turned into yarn, woven into rugs or felted into artworks. We look for variable staple lengths, lustre and colours.
Our main flock of Leicester Longwool sheep are a very special rare breed, marked as vulnerable on the RBST Watchlist, we like to promote the breed, showcasing them with the public and promoting them to smallholders. We have a breeding program here for both the pedigree white and black fleece official breed society flock books, which is helping to increase the number of Leicester Longwools in the UK.
We fell into sheep farming by accident, after purchasing an overgrown smallholding in Carmarthenshire and then being offered some Cameroon sheep from friends to help graze it down for the Summer. Having never kept sheep before, we immediately found these animals fascinating with great characters and proving very useful! After the Cameroon sheep left for home, we looked around for some of our sheep and chanced upon some Jacob Sheep ewes. They proved to be lovely ewes, with beautiful fleeces and became great mothers to some beautiful lambs, and so the addiction started.
We sell raw fleece, washed fleece and locks of wool for crafters, and other home crafted woollen items such as floor rugs, chair pads, bags and cushions. All our wool is either home grown by our flock, or sourced from local sheep farmers who produce other rare and coloured breed sheep like us! The wool is processed by hand right here on the farm, using traditional skills.
We also have an adoption program for our fibre flock - these are sheep that we keep purely for their wool.
We welcome visitors by appointment. Just make sure you bring a packet of hobnobs for the sheep!!
We are very proud of our breeding program for this very rare and special breed of sheep. We like to promote the breed and showcase them at every opportunity. Click here if you want to know what makes them so special...
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It's that time of year when sheep all over the land are getting Summer body ready and having their fleeces shorn off them to keep them cool and happy. We now have a huge variety of fleeces from many rare breeds! We will be sorting them and grading them one by one, but if like us you can't wait to get your hands on one then contact us to see what is in stock. We can sell whole fleeces on the grease or washed for you to craft away with!