Marriner Flock | Time for a haircut…

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Our ladies are now getting ready for winter and that also means they are getting ready to be mums. We will hopefully see the arrival of some gorgeous little lambs come March and April and our flock is currently being looked after in preparation to carry their little ones for a few months. One of the ways we prepare for this is to shear them.

A few weeks ago, all of our sheep went for a visit to the hairdresser and are now looking considerably less fluffy…

Marriner Yarns flock | Our sheep have been sheared for the winter

Why are they sheared in autumn?

As we are now in November and fast approaching the coldest time of year, it may seem strange that we have chosen to shear our ewes now, but it is common practice to shear Romneys twice a year. Other breeds…

Marriner’s British Wool – A flock update

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Our Marriner flock is well and truly at home in their lush, green sloping field. They are more than happy spending their days roaming the small hills and munching their way through a considerable amount of grass.

Their fleece is getting thicker by the day and we can already tell that it’s going to be quite soft. They are due their very first haircut around this time, and we can’t wait to take you through the whole process from shearing, to scouring, roving, spinning and, finally, winding. With only a small flock we won’t see a huge amount of wool from this first shearing, but we are excited to start the process and be able to offer our very own Marriner wool.

Marriner Flock in their field

Romneys are slightly unusual as they are usually sheared twice a year, compared with just once for a…