The Vermont Heritage Wool Company was born at Tamarack Sheep Farm in central Vermont, where Ben and Grace Machin raise heritage breed sheep on a hillside farm. The main focus on the sheep farm has always been to produce pasture raised lamb while preserving and rebuilding two heritage breeds, Tunis and Dorset Horn. Each year the sheep grow a thick coat of wool, which is shorn off every spring. The woolly mountain of fleece that is produced on shearing day was the inspiration for creating The Vermont Heritage Wool Company. Wool, with its many beneficial qualities and potential uses, is a renewable resource that shouldn't be wasted. Thanks to the skilled artisans who clean, spin, knit, weave, and sew products in small batches, this woolly mountain is transformed into healthy, useful, lasting, and beautiful products for you and your family.