EweMass Blankets and Throws on Sale

Wool blankets and throws, yarn and sheepskins are on sale at the Hadley Farm to benefit the livestock program in the veterinary and animal sciences department and the Center for Agriculture.

The wool comes from 50 purebred Dorset sheep cared for by students in a sheep management class at the farm, according to barn manager Alice Newth. The Ewemass wool is spun with wool from local sheep farms to make the throws and blankets.

 “Through the support of our students caring for this flock, we are able to sell our fleece to be spun into luxurious 100 percent wool blankets, beautiful and natural white yarn that is ready to use or easy to dye and warm sheepskin pelts for those cold winter nights,” she says.

Prices for the blankets, including sales tax, are $154.06 for full size and $207.19 for queen. Throws are $100.94 for lap size and $111.56 for long. Yarn is $2.95 an ounce. Sheepskin will be available after December; prices vary from $120 to $95.

Custom-cut lamb will be available in September for orders made by March.

To purchase any product or for more information, contact Alice Newth at 549-3258 or newth@vasci.umass.edu.