Lissy’s zoo started raising fine merino’s in 2015. Her original flock came from the Mendenhall Ranch who raises Nation Wide Champion Merinos. We currently have a beautiful 3 white (Eunice, Myrtle, and Ivory). At the Zoo, we raise Chickens, Ducks, and Chewy the horse takes care of them all.
Our wool from our fleeces is sent out to the mills to be spun up into gorgeous yarns and blankets. Yarn is then dyed with natural items around the ranch and surrounding landscape to include marigolds, acorns, onion skins, tomato leaves…The list of colored yarn is posted as they are dyed on our Facebook page when ready for our customers. The wool blankets are made from the seconds of our fine wool and wool from our surrounding local sheep ranches whose graded wool is not usable for close to the skin yarn. The fleece is sent to the McAushlands Woollen Mill in Prince Edward Island(Home of Anne of Green Gables) and made into a Pendleton style blankets.
You can find our products locally at the Made in Amador or at yarn shops such as Mendocino Yarn Shop and the Yarn Shop Santa Cruz. During the summer our yarn and blanket products can be found at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market that includes Breakfast Burritos from our farm fresh eggs and vegetables and Mini fresh fruit of the season Pies. Contact us if you are interested in serving our pies for your event. They are served year-round.
Our Zoo is located in the Sierra Foothills in Sutter Creek, CA. We’d love to have you visit and learn about the farm.