We visited Betty Hauger at Log Cabin Lamb and Wool in Winterport in pursuit of finding some treasures for our monthly subscribers.
Betty is amazing. She does ALL the farm chores herself - cultivating fields, raising sheep, horses, beef cows and rabbits, and shearing and spinning fiber. Betty has been farming on her family's homestead since the early 1970's. Most of the time it has included raising sheep with flocks ranging from 20 -100 head; sheep and horses are her love. She is so busy farming that she refers to herself as a "terrible salesperson" when it comes to bringing her products to market. And she has lots of great fiber to market! As a farmer it is simply a matter of a lack of time to work efficiently on this piece. [And of course, this is one reason why Fiber of Maine exists - to get fiber from farmers like Betty into the hands of fiber-loving consumers!] She does have a Facebook page which she tries to post with some regularity, or you can call her at 944-7099.
Betty raises registered Romney and Corriedale sheep and a few other breeds. She offers fleece, roving, hand spun yarn, lambs, and breeding stock for sale. She washes, cards, and dyes the fiber herself which she uses for handspinning. Much of her fiber is mill spun in Maine.
We are working on pattern ideas for a future project. If you're a subscriber, you will just have to be surprised!