Spring and summer
The livestock you meet at our farm are of the breed Norsk Pelssau (Norwegian Pelt-sheep). During the winter they are held inside the barn, but when the spring arrives and the sheeps have lambed, many fine, black lambs bounce around on the field. They enjoy the fresh, green grass on pasture and are good landscape gardeners, which keeps the outfield and the mounds fine and nourished. When autumn comes they are again taken inside the barn.
We take good care of the sheep so they´ll be fine and thrive. When you spend a lot of time with them they can be very trustful and affectionate.
In addition to be pleasant animals, they produce the fertilizer to the vegetable and berry production in the CSA.
The breed Norsk pelssau is a blend between Gotlandsfår and Grå-blå Spælsau, a crossing which gives good pelt, suitable for sheep skin production. The pelt has a beautiful shine and a characteristic curl.
The Pelt-sheep has easy lambing and few problems with their udder. Commonly they get 1-2 lambs, but can get 3. The breed is otherwise known for good motherhood. When experiencing danger they will seek together in a flock trying to protect their lambs against predators.
If you want to improve your knowledge about norwegian sheep breeds you can read about it here.
Sheep skin production
The pelt from Norsk Pelssau is curly, soft and silky with a great lustre. The colour of the pelts varies from light to dark grey and should be uniform. The curl makes the pelt springy and gives it good durability.
In September and October we send the nicest pelts to Donnia Skinn for the best treatment. This tannery delivers products of very high quality. The pelts can be delivered uncut or cut down to a length of 18 or 35 mm. Pelt that has been cut is very light and comfortable.
The nice pelts in the winter garden and in the hayloft are from our sheep.