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Moheda de Abajo
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} of our flock "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture each season. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} of our flock "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture each season. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
A blanket made in Spain All processes from shearing until making the blanket take place in Spain. In doing so, we can assure the traceability and control the quality of the production processes: straight from the sheep to your home. * Sheep shearing: Once a year we shear the wool off of our sheep. Professional local sheep shearers come to our farm just before the summer months to do this work. It takes a lot of skill to make sure not to fluster or disturb the sheep or damage the wool during this process. * Sorting and washing: During the shearing we will separate the wool according to its fineness, length and resistance. We also sort its depending on the part of the sheep’s body it was sheared off. We send the wool to wash to remove the fat or dirt from the fields. Location: Béjar, a province of Salamanca. * Spinning and weaving: Using a mechanical process and after the washing threads are spun, which are later used to make the blanket. We do not color the wool, hence the blankets keep their original ivory white colour. Location: Val de San Lorenzo, a province of León.
What will you receive?
Blanket made of 100% Spanish merino wool from the sheep flock of the “Moheda de Abajo” farm: * Measurements: 170cm x 130cm. * Fineness: 20,8 micrometers. * Color: natural, it does not undergo any colouring process. * Weight: 0,75kg. Instructions: Wash cold and do not iron. Each blanket wears a sewn label showing the coat of arms of our farm and the name you chose to give your sheep in the adoption process. We will ship your blanket in a carton box. You can choose also a gift address.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Javier Pinto
Javi and his brother Pedro have lived in Moheda practically all their life. Their parents have moved to live their when the boys were small. As with many agricultural jobs, the majority of is is learnt from experience and Javi was lucky to learn from his parents. When Javi was small, he loved to sleep close to the sheepfold of the lambs in order to take care of the ones that had trouble suckling their mother. When his parents could not find him, they already had a suspicion where he could be. History of the merino breed The majority of the historians coincide in placing the origin of the merino breed on the Iberian Peninsula. Today the breed is very spread-out due to its ability to adapt well to any surrounding and because it is probably the most appreciated sheep breed in the world for wool production. The year of origin is not determined. The term “merino” which names this breed most likely originates from the “merinos” of the Middle Ages. A “merino” used to be an administrative post in the Kingdoms of Castile, Aragón and Navarre, responsible for resolving conflicts, managing the royal assets and a couple of military functions. They charged part of the tithes in wool, which makes is probable that the name of the sheep breed and its “merino wool” originates there.
Javier Pinto

"The traceability demanded by consumers nowadays is something that benefits us, as small farmers and it allows to look at the future with optimism. Crowdfarming does not only help in understanding where your food comes from, but also where, how and by whom your clothes are produced."

Moheda de Abajo
Moheda de Abajo
The farm Moheda de Abajo is situated in mountain chains of San Pedro (Sierra de San Pedro), in the Cáceres province. More precisely, the fields of the farm form part of the valley “Valle de Castellanos”. They are well-known territory for sheep breeding in the Western region of the Iberian Peninsula known as “dehesa”. It’s a forest region with pastures where centenary cork and holm oaks grow. The sheep graze freely during all year in one pasture measuring 1.020 hectares. The pastures grow naturally and during the winter months the sheep also enjoy the acorns falling from the oak trees. The mild, rainy climate allows for continuous all-year-long growth of the pastures. During the breeding season of the lambs we feed the ews with hay and oats in order for them to produce more milk for the healthy and strong growth of their lambs. The sheep that are part of the flock of “La Moheda de Abajo” are from the merino breed, originated in Spain. In the 18th century the first merino sheep were exported to France and over the years this extended to the rest of the world due to the high quality of their wool.
Technical information
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Moheda de Abajo, Cáceres, Cáceres, ES
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