Navajo-Churro Sheep & their Historical-Contemporary Significance Across the U.S.

Navajo Churro sheep are considered the first U.S. sheep, and¬†have a deep-seated history. With origins dating back to the 16th century when they were first introduced by Spain to the southwestern US, to their cultural interconnection within the Navajo nation, and their near extinction due to governmental environmental concerns, Navajo Churro sheep populations are growing…

Hidden Alpaca & Sorting Fibers

Now that the snow is gone and it is shearing season, I started to sort fibers as part of my fiber apprenticeship in a path to become a Master fiber sorter, grader, and classer. I have ¬†collaborated with Carol Haff of Hidden Alpaca Farm to sort and grade her alpaca’s fleeces. Her farm is in…