Amazing Fleeces

3L&S Farms have been focusing on productive Romneys with beautiful fleeces since the beginning. Penny is not just a Romney breeder who sells fleeces, she is a Fiber Artist who might just enter a competition with a handspun skein of yarn or a favorite knitted sweater. She may also be sporting one of those sweaters while attending Fairs or Festivals. Penny knows the qualities a handspinner is looking for in their fleeces and manages the sheep, shearing, and skirting of the fleeces to satisfy the discriminating Fiber artist.

3L&S Farms Vends across the Midwest and offers raw, washed and dyed Fleeces, Custom Mill spun and handspun yarns, and sheepskins in the booth. Occasionally a hand knitted finished item slips in as well.   Since 1990, we have enjoyed exhibiting our fleeces in Fleece Competitions. In 2000 we launched into Fiber Shows as Vendors and now Vend at Seven different Festivals. In addition, we exhibit Sheep and Fleeces at Fairs and Festivals across the Country.

Fleece Quality

The making of quality Romney Fleeces is daily, 365 days a year. Fleece quality is a highly inheritable trait so breeding is important. On top of that the management of what and how the sheep are fed, keeping contamination out of the fleeces, timing the shearing correct and handling of the fleeces during shearing time are key components in the production of quality fleeces. The bulk of the flock is sheared in early December prior to lambing. The fleece weights on mature ewes range from 10-16# at shearing and at that time rough skirted throwing out belly, neck, or wool heavily contaminated with hay, manure or burrs. Fleeces are wrapped in cloth sheets and stored in boxes.

Our 2019 Show Listing

Michigan– Michigan Fiber Festival,
Alleghan Fiber Expo, Ann Arbor
Michigan State Fair, Novi
Hillsdale Co. Fair, Hillsdale

Indiana– The Fiber Event, Greencastle 
Saloman Farms, Fort Wayne

Ohio– Sauder Village, Archbold

Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival in Ames.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Friendship MD

New York Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck NY

Kentucky– North American International Livestock Exposition

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1615

Shearing Date: Dec 2018       Age:  3 yrs         Staple Length: 61/2- inch             Weight: 4# 6 oz

Blanketed: No               Price: $50             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: Nice even fleece with open crimp and Silky soft handle.  Pretty Soft Gray color that will overdye spectacularly. Tips sunburnt. 

WHITE ROMNEY 3L1414

Shearing Date: Dec 2018       Age: 4 yrs         Staple Length: 6- inch             Weight: 4# 11 oz

Blanketed: No               Price: SOLD           Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: 2019 NAILE Reserve Champion Wool Breed Fleece 3L1414. Nice even fleece with well defined lock structure.

ROMNEY 3L1715 White Show Yearling

Shearing Date: Dec 2018     Age:  Yearling   Staple Length: 3-4 inch    Weight: 3# 15 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: $50     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase     Paypal Available

Description: This is a Show yearling’s fleece therefore very clean and fee of vegetable matter.  Has a beautiful luster.   Some variation in staple length due to being a show ewe. 

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1709

Shearing Date: Dec 2018     Age:  Yearling   Staple Length: 3-4 inch    Weight: 4# 12 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: $50     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: “Wildwoman” -This is a Show yearling’s fleece therefore very clean and fee of vegetable matter.  Has a beautiful silver color with some dark interspersed. Some variation in staple length due to being a show ewe. 

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1746

Shearing Date: Dec 2018     Age:  2 yrs   Staple Length: 3 ½-4 inch   Weight: 4# 3 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: SOLD    Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: “Mahogany” – This ewe’s fleece has a very uniform crimp throughout.  The color varies from an iron gray to almost silver in parts. Relatively free of vegetable matter.

ROMNEY Ewe Lamb "Kate's Daughter"

Shearing Date: Oct 2019     Age:  8 months   Staple Length: 5 inch   Weight: 3# 5 oz

Blanketed: Yes     Price: $50     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: “Kate’s Daughter” -This ewe lambs fleece has a beautiful crimp and staple length. For a lamb’s fleece it is pretty clean and free of vegetable matter.

Fleece "Silver Bullet"-3L1926 Ram Lamb

Shearing Date: October 2019     Age: 9 months  Staple Length: 4 1/2 inch     Weight: 4# 3oz

Blanketed:   no     Price: $55     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: Beautiful Silver Ram Lamb Fleece with nice uniform crimp.  Placed 3rd in a tough Natural Color Long Wool Ram Fleece Class at NAILE. 

Fleece 1808

Shearing Date: Oct 2018       Age: Lamb         Staple Length: 4 ½- inch         Weight: 3# 3 oz

Blanketed:   No               Price: SOLD             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: This lamb fleece has a beautiful defined lamb structure. Tips are weathered but strong and will wash up beautifully.