The sheep are intelligent, affectionate, small and easy to handle and look so beautiful out on the pasture AND give us excellent quality wool in shades of white grey, black and brown. Using natural and vegetable resources including lichen, onion and shallot skins Lee often dyes some of the skeins
to create unique colors.
Up until two years ago, most of the sheep lived on the James' ranch near Salem, Oregon, with a fluctuating population of around 60. Lee James of Tierra Vegetables also had a small flock in Healdsburg, CA.
The elders James' relocated to Sonoma County. Most of their sheep were sold to neighbors but many live with Lee James of Tierra Vegetables
in Healdsburg, CA. who is carrying on the family legacy.
Spinners, Weavers, and Knitters
Hand spinners find the top and sliver soft and easily spun. Spin and knit yourself a sweater and you will have an heirloom. For those who are just as happy to have someone else take the time to spin the wool into yarn, WE Tierra has skeins of yarn for knitting and weaving. Then for those who think they cannot weave, WE Tierra has friends who are superb artists. One makes gorgeous throws, scarves and sometimes ponchos. The ultimate production was a small lot of bed blankets. Lee, at the Saturday Farmer's Market in San Francisco, can show all of these products. Additional products are also available at the farm stand on Airport Boulevard.