Merino wool fromMoheda de Abajo

0.70 kg/doos

Merino wool fromMoheda de Abajo

0.70 kg/doos

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De boer verzendt (nog) niet naar:  Verenigde Staten
Specificaties
Inhoud van de doos: 1 doos bevat 0.7kg van merinowol
Variëteit: Merino
Wool that is very soft to the touch and at the same time very breathable, with a fineness of (approx.) 20.6 microns
Weight per unit (approx): 100g
Dimensions per unit (approx): 115m of thread at two ends approximately. (The two-ply yarn means that they are two braided threads)
Color: natural, it is not subjected to any dyeing process
Free grazing herd in pasture
Respectful shearing: manual process by which we help the sheep to free itself from the wool during the summer months
Instructions: Wash cold and do not iron
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Pablo Hinojosa
My name's Pablo Hinojosa and I'm in charge of managing everything on this wonderful farm, Moheda de Abajo. Although I've always been linked to the farming world, I decided to study business and began my career working in a bank. However, a few years ago, I changed course and decided to manage this farm and its amazing flock, having enjoyed it together with my parents and siblings ever since I was a child. Although I still enjoy the farming world the same as when I was a child, I now have a different perspective and pay close attention to making sure that no detail goes unnoticed and that everything works properly. Moheda de Abajo has been in our family for several generations. My father inherited this farm from my grandmother, who along with my grandfather was a lover of the countryside and, particularly, of merino sheep. They conveyed to my father the knowledge and passion that he then conveyed to me from a very tender age. Merino sheep have always been one of the cornerstones of Moheda, as we believe that they do an essential job in maintaining the dehesa pastureland, a unique ecosystem in the world and the basis of all our work on the farm. I'm fully aware that the viability of this project would be impossible without our sheep, but just as impossible without the effort of everyone in our team, And that's exactly why everyone receives a salary above the collective agreement, in addition to incentives for meeting targets. José Antonio is more of a veteran, having been with us for five years, and he takes care of the sheep on an everyday basis. In specific periods of lambing, shearing or other jobs, he gets help from Bernardino. Javi mainly takes care of the trees, planting new ones and pruning those in need, as well as watering the newly planted trees in the summer months to ensure their survival. Bernardino alternates his work between helping José Antonio with the sheep and taking care of the farm. Meanwhile, I'm the multi-tasker on the farm. Sometimes I'm found pruning trees and other times helping with the sheep. Finally, we always have the help of vets to meet all our needs and guarantee the health and welfare of our flock. What's more, in the first few days of life of the lambs, we contract their services to cut their tails in order to avoid future infections due to the dirt that can build up in them.
Moheda de Abajo
Moheda means thick scrub area, which is exactly what the farm originally was when my grandparents bought it; a hill covered by holm oaks, cork oaks, rockrose and scrubland. Little by little, with the help of the sheep that my grandparents introduced when they bought the farm, the ecosystem known as 'dehesa' (fenced pastureland) was created. We're committed to the environment and we use natural grazing and fertilisation of the land to conserve the dehesa ecosystem, that is unique in the world and recognised by UNESCO. We also try to optimise the use of resources, such as water and food. For this, our sheep-breeding sheds have wells, and the rest of the flock takes advantage of the water from the ponds that naturally store rainwater on our farm. Our flock's average consumption of water and food is highly variable during different times of the time of year, but on average a sheep eats approximately 4 kg of grass per day and drinks 4 litre of water. All the manure produced at the warehouse is incorporated into the soil as a natural fertiliser. The sheep graze freely throughout the year in the dehesa within a 1,020 hectare area. The pastures grow naturally, and the sheep also enjoy acorns from holm oaks and cork oaks in the winter months. The climate is mild, with rains that allow the pastures to grow all year round. In the lambing season, we feed the ewes that have given birth with hay and oats to ensure that we meet their nutritional needs and that they can produce the best milk so that our lambs grow up healthy and strong. We're based in the province of Cáceres in Extremadura, in the heart of the Sierra de San Pedro in the Valle de Castellanos, one of the poorest areas in Spain. With our project we're helping to create jobs, both in the care of the livestock and the use of the forest mass of cork oaks and holm oaks, from which we obtain firewood from pruning remains, and cork from the cork oaks. We manage our flock according to the three periods of mating that the sheep have throughout the year (period in which the sheep can become pregnant), which last forty-five days each. This means that we can control the birth of our sheep and divide them into three small flocks to give them the attention they deserve: __Flock of impregnated sheep__, which after an ultrasound scan are found to be pregnant. These sheep are brought closer to the farmhouse as their delivery date approaches. As they have spent forty-five days with the males, there may be deliveries for forty-five days. When the ewes have given birth, they are taken with their lamb to the lambing sheds with straw and hay, sheltered from the cold and provided with plenty of food, until the lamb grows up and they can go back outside. __Flock of unproductive sheep__, made up of ewes that did not get pregnant and ewes that have finished raising their lambs. These sheep graze freely on the farm and are mixed with males three times a year for forty-five days. __Rearing sheep__, which have been selected to continue to carry forward our flock. These sheep, in addition to what they find on the farm, receive supplementary feeding at all times so that they reach adulthood healthy and strong. For the production of our wool and blankets, we follow a meticulous process that begins in the field: __Respectful 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: Guarda, Portugal. __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 it keeps its original ivory white colour. Location: Val de San Lorenzo, a province of León.
Technische informatie
Adres
Moheda de Abajo, Cáceres, ES
Team
1 women and 3 men
Grootte van de kudde
800 sheeps
omvang
1020ha
Hoogte
368m
Sinds (jaar van oprichting)
1835
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