Heidi 2004 – 2020

She was born 5/1/04 in Hamilton, WA to Mystic Knoll Corinne and our ram Bitterroot Ansel (AKA Jocko). She moved to our farm on 8/18/04

Heidi 2005

Heidi Fleece 2005

Her 2005 fleece was sold and sent to Chestertown, Maryland.

Heidi 2006

Heidi fleece 2006

Her 2006 fleeces sold and went to Atlanta, Georgia.

Heidi with lambs Hemlock and Hazelnut 2007

We still have Hazelnut as a wether.

Hemlock became a ram. In August of 2007 he won best Shetland ram lamb. In September at the Puyallup Fair he also won best Shetland ram lamb but he also got reserve champion Shetland ram. In 2008 at the Skagit Fair he won best Shetland ram and was sold and moved to Enumclaw. In 2013 he moved to Soap Lake.

Heidi’s 2007 fleece was made into roving and sold as far away as Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

Her 2008 fleece went to Fortuna, California.

Heidi’s profile 2009

Heidi fleece 2009

Her 2009 fleece went to Lucas, Iowa.

Heidi 2009
Heidi’s lock 2009

Heidi’s fleece 2010

Her 2010, 2011 and 2012 fleeces went to Norfolk, VA.

Heidi with lambs Homer and Bart. 2010

They were sold to Denise who lives down the road and renamed Edgar and Griff. Griff died in 2016 but as far as I know Edgar is doing well.

Heidi yarn 2010
Heidi fleece 2011
Heidi locks 2011
Heidi lock 2012
Heidi locks and fleece 2013

Heidi locks 2014

Her 2014 fleece went to Seattle.

Heidi with lambs Hodor and Harlen 2015. We still have them.

Her 2015 fleece went to Fresno, CA.  

Heidi’s locks 2016

This fleece was combined with two other moorit Shetland fleeces to make yarn which I have been selling.

Heidi and Madonna 2016


Heidi locks 2017

Her 2017 was combined with two other moorit Shetland fleeces to make roving which I have been selling.

Heidi being sheared 2018

Heidi 2019

Her health has been declining this last year. This winter she has been in a pen with her son Hazelnut, getting spoiled with grain, wetted alfalfa pellets and bread. Just yesterday she ate great and I thought she made it through the cold spell. But this morning she was down and struggling to stand up. And she would not eat or drink. So it was time to say goodbye

She hadn’t been a friendly sheep but as she got older she became nicer. She produced a legacy of lovely wool and sheep enjoyed far and wide. She will be missed.

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6 Responses to Heidi 2004 – 2020

  1. Farewell to lovely Heidi. 😔Judi Binks in Devon

  2. Jeanne says:

    Donna, I’m sorry about Heidi ‘s death. She had such beautiful fleece! Her lambs were all adorable.
    Do you ever shear them after death?

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Jeanne. She had the characteristics of a Mystic Knoll ewe and was beautiful. I have not sheared after death that I remember. In her case her fleece was awful when she died due to her age and being in a pen with straw.

  3. FullyFleeced says:

    so sorry- rest in peace Heidi. winter can be so hard on older animals

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