Autumn Larch Farm
Sunday 12:00 pm EST
Hand dyed yarn, Undyed yarn, Roving
Autumn Larch Farm LLC is a very small farm operated by Jane Hansen with just 6 acres of north-central forest region pasture in Wisconsin. She has a small flock of registered Coopworth sheep and pure bred Romeldale CVM wethers. As a very young child, Jane’s gram taught her to knit and then her Norwegian roommate in college taught her to appreciate natural fibers. This love of fiber arts eventually led to raising her own wool after relocating to their northern Wisconsin farm with her husband Chris. Jane uses outwintering, management intensive rotational grazing, FAMACHA, pastured poultry for parasite control and other regenerative agricultural techniques in pursuit of well cared for sheep, high quality wool, careful stewardship of the environment and a commitment to the regional economy. By raising both Coopworth and Romeldale CVM sheep, she is able to provide both long, lustrous, sturdy wool, and, bouncy, soft enough for against the skin wool. In addition to producing and locally milling sheep-specific yarn and roving, Jane is also committed to sharing her love of local fiber with others and therefore she coordinates and hosts the North Central WI Fiber Guild, teaches knitting, felting and natural dyeing, and is an active member of the Three Rivers Fibershed.