Thirteen Mile brings you certified organic lamb and wool from our flock of sheep in southwestern Montana. Tender grassfed lamb, along with yarns, hats, mittens and other wool products are things you can buy, but you are sharing in much more when you do so.
Care for the land, our animals (both meat and fiber), and our neighbors (both wild and human), drive this work-in-progress. We've learned a lot in 30+ years at this special spot, but there's always more change afoot.
Big Change afoot right now: We are no longer selling yarns wholesale, so you'll find slashed prices on the yarn page--a better deal for our direct customers. Inventory is updated so the site won't let you order the yarns that are out of stock
After fourteen years of processing our wool as well as fiber from producers all over the country in our big white barn, the mill moved ~8 miles away to the home of LaVonne and Chris Stucky who purchased that portion of our business. The Wool Mill is thriving under Lavonne's leadership, and we have returned our primary energies to the land at Thirteen Mile.
Those who have followed our site for a long time know that predator friendly ranching, renewable energy, and other practices on the land and in the mill reflect our hopes of learning to "farm as if nature matters"*.
Ruby, our donkey, currently heads up the predator part by protecting the flock from native carnivores, with some help from Brook who has been known to bravely chase away coyotes.