Blue Pepper Farm raises East Friesian sheep and is certified by Animal Welfare Approved. The sheep are sheared and fleeces skirted here on the farm. We then deliver our raw sheep fleeces, along with some alpaca from two neighboring farms, to Battenkill Fiber Mill for carding and spinning into squishy soft yarns. The wool creates yarn that holds its shape and has great stitch definition, while the alpaca just adds a hint of extra softness, warmth, and color. Our worsted weight yarn (approx 900 YPP) comes in four natural colors (no dyes). BPF is a founding member of the Adirondack Fibershed, an affiliate of the California-based Fibershed. This yarn is certified Fibershed, farmed and processed here in the Adirondacks.