The PrAiry **New**

“The PrAiry is a pretty little farm owned and operated by Carlene Dowell. I retired in 2010, bought the farm, and fell in love with sheep. I raise specialty wool sheep and alpaca and offer their products to my discriminating fiber friends.

Products from The PrAiry include longwool fleeces from rare breeds of sheep such as Gotland,, Leicester Longwool, natural colored Blue Face Leicester and the hand spinner’s favorite fleece from Gotland x BFL cross breed animals.

I offer yarn made from The PrAiry fleeces, and I hand weave scarves from the yarn. Most products are labeled with the name of the animal that grew the fleece that made your favorite products. All products are prepared by Carlene and most yarn spinning is done by Lazy Meadows Fiber Mill with Carlene’s input.

The PrAiry also offers feather art and feathers for home decor, art work, and fly tying for the fly fisherman. Most of the feathers come from the free range peacocks, Spirit and Grace, and the heritage breed Bourbon Red turkeys, Gaylord and Henrietta. The Good Chicken and her friends, The Pretty Good Chickens, also offer their feathers for fun.

Nesting balls for the flighty friends in your yard are offered in the spring. They are full of alpaca fiber, sheep fleece, and delightfully decorated so you can hang them for your wild birds to use when making their nests. Dryer balls, the healthy alternative to replace those chemical sheets people had to use while drying clothes, are also offered.

Enjoy the natural products of The PrAiry.”


Ten Mile Fiber Mill

We are a farm to fiber operation. Our small farm hosts a flock of fiber sheep including Finn, Cotswold, Cheviot, Merino, Shetland, Tunis,
Texel, Rambouillet and Teeswater. We use our Belfast Minimill equipment to process our fleeces on site. In addition we purchase some fiber from selected local farms to add to our mix. Alpaca is purchased from local operators. Some of our roving products add bamboo, rayon, nylon or silk. Any superwash yarns in our hand dyed selections are purchased from other mills as we do not do the superwash process. We dye our yarn on premises using a selection of natural dyes and commercial dyes. We pride ourselves on our small environmental footprint.

Ten Mile Fiber Mill

The Ross Farm **NEW**

The Ross Farm is a **NEW** vendor for the March 2018 show.

We raise 9 different breeds of Heritage and Rare Breed sheep and produce 100% natural, minimally processed and breed specific roving and yarns from our flock. We also carry Unicorn Fibre Products and Schacht wheels and rigid heddle looms.

Visit their online shop or their brick and mortar storefront at 78 North Main Street,
Washington, PA 15301