Christmas Arrived From Gotland

Christmas arrived from Gotland, Sweden about a week before Yuletide. The postman dropped a small square box, wrapped in brown paper at my doorstep. You may remember reading about Annette at Lamm & Bi Farm on Gotland island. She and her husband own one of the largest, if not the largest flock of purebred Gotland sheep in all of Sweden. This … Read More

Christmas for Sheep People-Sweden’s Gotland Ram Auction

Do you remember when you were a young child and you would go into a store with your mom or dad and you would see something that you would like to take home, but couldn’t. Do you remember that longing in the pit of your stomach? Do you remember how you would find yourself scheming of ways to convince your … Read More

Stewardship and Shepherding-Sigsarve Lamb Gotland

  Legacy and stewardship summarize the work of Curre and Lotta of Sigsarve Lamb in Gotland, Sweden. Working the very land he was raised on, living in the very house he was born in, Curre, along with his wife Lotta, devote their lives to shepherding one of Gotland’s most lovely flocks of sheep. When asked why they chose farming, Curre … Read More

Passions Unite People

  When I stepped off the plane on Gotland island, Sweden, I felt my whole body relax. The air was full of salty mist, ocean breeze, and sea weed. We were greeted with open arms by a Swedish friend I had made via instagram. She unexpectedly met us at the airport, embracing us with Scandinavian hospitality, maps, and a bag filled … Read More

The Mystery Behind Gotland Gray Curls

  Part of the reason I went to Gotland, Sweden was to learn about the mystery behind the beautiful Gotland gray curls of wool. Gotland sheep in Sweden are known as, Pälsfår, or pelt sheep. Shepherds raise their sheep primarily for their pelts, which command a high price. Every shepherd we visited sold their lamb pelts in their own farm stores … Read More

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