Ann Rudsby runs an organic farm with Jämtlands sheep that have very fine fleece quality. Ann has about 90 ewes, and they give about 2,5kg wool each.
As we drive up to her farm, Ann Rudsby is just walking up from a barn. She greets us and directly shows us a few of her ewes. She is wearing a black tshirt with the logo of her farm and has her hair up in a ponytail.
This is one of my grey ewes, she says, and points to a big sheep. Most people don't keep they grey or black lamb, but I just love the color of wool we get from her, Ann says. She goes up to the ewe and separates the thick fleece so we can see the beautiful grey color.
Up by her house she later shows us the yarn made of the wool of that grey ewe. I immediately decide to book all grey wool from next sheering so I don't need to color the yarn. Coloring is difficult to do without chemicals, and I want my clothes to be as natural as possible.
Ann takes us for a drive a couple of kilometers away where the young ewes are grazing. They are now four months old and looks curiously at us as we step out of the car. It's a big green field that they have, Ann explains that she changes the grazing land every summer.
As we leave Ann's farm, I have booked all lambswool and all grey ewe wool from the next sheering coming up in September.