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Farms open doors for fiber tour Oct. 10-11

Dave Berryhill leads his Leicester Longwool sheep to the barn at his farm near Pine Island. The ewes soon will be selected for breeding.

WELCH — The fifth annual Sheep and Fiber Farm Tour will be Oct. 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The self-guided tour will include stops at fiber farms and mills throughout southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Tour stops include:

• Clear Spring Farm, 31139 County 7 Blvd., Welch., is home to Royal and Trim Tibetan Yak. The animals produce fiber similar to cashmere. Telephone: 651-212-8099.

• Berryhill Farm, 49885 County 11 Blvd., Pine Island, raises English Leicester longwools. Telephone: 507-722-1029.


• Rockie Top Acres, 12738 County Road 2, Spring Valley, has Huacaya and Suri alpacas and an array of other animals. Telephone: 507-261-9894.

• English Gardens Fiber Mill and Sheep Farm, 9790 State 76, Caledonia, has a fiber mill, blue-faced Leicester lambs, llamas, alpacas, bunnies and a farm store. Telephone: 507-896-0427.

• Three Sisters Farm and Fiber, 38176 Woodland Hills Drive, Winona, raises alpacas, sheep and Angora rabbits. Telephone: 507-458-5199.

• Vincent Roost Farm, 23329 320th St., Red Wing, raises British White cattle, Berkshire hogs, Katahdin sheep, a yak and hens. Telephone: 651-253-3924.

• Black Cat Farmstead, N3049 Nelson Lane, Stockholm, Wis., raises Icelandic, Shetland and Gotland sheep. Telephone: 715-448-2074.

• Running Dog Ranch, N293 197th St., Stockholm, Wis., features a learning center atop a bluff on a historic Swedish farmstead. Telephone: 651-206-6719.

• Stockholm Alpaca Co., N2116 Twin Bluff Lane, Stockholm, Wis., will have alpaca products available for sale. Telephone: 715-442-2209.


The curly wool of a Leicester Longwool.

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