All 2013 ewe lambs are sold. Presently we are taking orders for 2014 ewe lambs. Our lambs drop in March and will be ready for pickup the end of June. For the past eight years, our ewe lambs have sold out in advance of lambing. If you are interested in acquiring 2014 ewe lambs we suggest you contact us early to add your name to our orders for 2014.
We have a very nice selection of white and colored 2013 ram lambs available. We are also offering several of our older flock rams in order to give our customers a choice of selecting either an adult or a lamb ram for their breeding program.
Wethers will be available in 2014 for $150 to people who want to raise Leicester Longwools for their exceptional fleeces but are not interested in breeding. Orders for wethers must be placed by March.
OGF white and colored fleeces are exceptionally clean and generally a 5 to 6 inch staple, as we shear twice a year. Longer staple (10 to 12 inches) can be ordered. Price ranges from $8 to $12 per pound. We supply several rug weavers. Contact us for pricing on large orders. Satisfaction is guaranteed.
White Leicester roving is $1.50 and colored Leicester roving is $1.75 per oz.
Keri Boucher, Scotland, CT (2013)
“My lamb crop out of Darwin is beautiful. All ewes and all white. Their fleeces are gorgeous. Conformation looks great. Also I had him cover two of my cross bred ewes and they produced lambs with the best fleeces they have ever given me. He is gentle and comes when I call him, couldn't ask for anyone easier to work with.”
Cindy Glatz – CA (2013)
“The fleece arrived today - my first impression is just "Wow!" It is so snowy clean, lustrous, and pretty I have to thank you especially much for it!”
Sandra Sebastian – KY (2012)
“In looking for a family cow I began reading the description of the American Milking Devon I realized this breed had all the traits I was looking for in a family cow. I found Richard through the American Milking Devon Association. He was very quick to respond and I knew immediately that he was very knowledgeable about this breed of cattle. I explained what I was looking for and he felt his heifer met all my criteria.
HE WAS RIGHT!!! Bella (her new name) exemplifies all the characteristics of a true American Milking Devon. She is kind, curious, very intelligent and exceptionally easy to handle, not to mention beautiful. She has become a member of our family and we can't thank Richard enough for his excellent attention to her breeding lines and also going the extra mile to work with her before we arrived.”
Keri Boucher, Scotland, CT (2010)
“Just wanted you to know I just had Duncan sheared and couldn't be happier with his fleece. He has an 8" staple @10 months growth and his fleece weighed in at 11.5# after skirting. I've already washed combed and spun some and it's luscious. His manners are impeccable. We have about 3 weeks 'till we meet his offspring and I can't wait. I couldn't be happier with Duncan. Thanks so much for selling him to me.”
Meg Bush, Landrum, SC (2010)
“I just received the fleeces and was truly blown away... This is by far the most gorgeous fleece I have ever seen. I have not played with it yet. . . just sat there petting it! I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t raise Leicester Longwools...”
Barbara Broomfield, Idaho Falls, ID (2003 – 2009) Hand-Woven Rugs & Saddle Blankets
"The fleeces are excellent! I’m so very pleased. The natural (colored) is stunning – great color and luster. The white is also fabulous – so very clean and no trace of off-white to yellow hint. What a time saver to not have to wash and card. Thank you!"
Loris Blandford, Frankford, DE (2009)
" The fleeces have arrived. And of course, they are gorgeous. Sometimes I think how nice it would be to have sheep -- why with fleece like these!! Your hard work certainly shows!! Keep me posted on the shearing season; I am sure I will need more. Thanks so much"
Penny Thayer, Kent, WA (2009)
"The beautiful white Leicester Longwool fleece arrived yesterday. Thank-you for raising this heritage breed and providing hand spinners with healthy clean fleeces."
Susan Edmunds, Highland Park, NJ Hand-Woven Rugs
"I first met Donna and Richard at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in 2003. I was looking for a reliable source of high-quality fleece and was willing to consider any breed with fleece suitable for rug weaving. After scouting the entire show and talking with many breeders, I kept returning to the Larsons and their beautiful sheep."
"Since then, all of the fleece for my hand-woven rugs has come from Old Gjerpen Farm. The fleece is wonderfully clean. The natural colors are beautiful and the white and lighter colors take natural dyes beautifully."
"Richard and Donna are the best!"
For more specific recommendations or questions, you may e-mail Susan at
Susan’s rugs shown below were entered in a juried national show in Detroit. (The entire rug is on the left, with a detail on the right.)
OGF has a flock of very rare Nankin Bantams. Original stock from Colonial Williamsburg. Nankin hens will raise three to four broods of chicks each year.