26 episodes

A curious farmer asking questions, learning and sharing stories about everything sheep, lamb and wool. For old pros, newbies or anyone wanting to know more about farming!

The Curious Sheep Romy Schill

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

A curious farmer asking questions, learning and sharing stories about everything sheep, lamb and wool. For old pros, newbies or anyone wanting to know more about farming!

    Kat & Alex - The Amazing Sheep Shearing Duo.

    Kat & Alex - The Amazing Sheep Shearing Duo.

    Kathrine and Alex hail from the USA. They happened to be in Canada for a shearing competition in Holstein Ontario. This lead to their meeting our shearer Charlie and helping him shear our sheep. They are amazing sheep shearing duo who help teach others and compete (yes sheep shearing competitions are a thing) all while also managing a large flock of sheep of their own. Follow them on Instagram @ewe_42 and @alex.moser.1829. The industry is always in need of new and enthusiastic sheep shearers. Check out the Americam Sheep Industry Association if you're in the US at https://www.sheepusa.org/contacts-woolpelt-shearerdirectory or in Canada the directory at Canadian Wool Growers Cooperative https://wool.ca/page/shearers. *****THANK YOU all for listening and cheering me on, wow we've done 25 episodes! Unfortunately this podcast needs to be the ball I put down at this time. Maybe I'll get back at it sometime in the future, Season 2? I've enjoyed telling the stories and sharing all the amazing things about sheep. If anyone is interested in taking over or collaborating on the Curious Sheep Podcast please reach out or email me at circlerlamb@gmail.com*****

    • 50 min
    Mariposa Woollen Mill - Ellen and Following Those Dreams

    Mariposa Woollen Mill - Ellen and Following Those Dreams

    Ellen and her family/crew manage a wool mill and farm market store near Lindsay Ontario. We chat about the big pivot marip a dairy and on farm processing to a passion for wool and renewable resources and sustainable thinking. A true entrepreneur, Ellen, is a living the dream working with wool and fibre farmers, raising farm kids and growing an amazing farm business. Check them out at www.mariposawoolenmill.ca and find them on social. To see what kind of mill they have check out www.minimill.net to see the Belfast Mini Mills.

    • 59 min
    Custom Woolen Mills - Canadian Wool Processing

    Custom Woolen Mills - Canadian Wool Processing

    Episode 23 - Maddy and her family have operated the mill in Carstairs Alberta for 35 years. The mill offers a variety of custom services fromyarns to bedding. They also offer their own lines of yarns. We chat all things wool processing, tips for sheep farmers and the Canadian wool industry. Make sure to check out @customwoolenmills and www.customwoolenmills.ca for all the resources and blog posts.

    • 36 min
    Twin Oaks Farm - A Focus on Fibre

    Twin Oaks Farm - A Focus on Fibre

    Laura starts off our "Wool Series" with a chat about her wool sheep, wool and yarn processing and wool in Canada. Starting off with just wanting to know where her yarn comes from Laura now has grown her farm and runs a successful local yarn and wool business with her sheep flock. I get asked all the time about what we do with our wool and how we get it processed. I hope over the next few episodes to cover a few fibre farmers, mill and wool world topics. Check out Laura's amazing products at www.twinoaksfarm.ca and @twinoaksfarm on social media.

    • 48 min
    F Ewe Sheep Company - Bucking the Trend

    F Ewe Sheep Company - Bucking the Trend

    Frankie grew up on a sheep ranch but has recently struck out on his own while working a day job to grow and manage his own flock. We talk challenges of building a new sheep flock, unique grazing opportunities in California and much more. You can find Frankie on Instagram @f_ewe_sheep_company and www.fewesheepcompany.com. For more on the Pipestone Management System check out https://www.mnwest.edu/programs-courses/training-management/lamb-and-wool.

    • 50 min
    Carrie Woolley - Flocks and fields of all kinds.

    Carrie Woolley - Flocks and fields of all kinds.

    Carrie and her husband Brett and his family manage a large and diverse farm in southern Ontario. Carrie's specialty is the sheep. Managing a flock through orchards and silvo pasture to utilize and I prove land management she has made the sheep an integral part of the farm. We also chat about the effect covid has haaf on their farm workers, a flock of geese and dealing with tree bylaws. Check out https://woolleyslamb.ca/ for more about the farm and follow on Instagram @carriewolley1.

    • 1 hr

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