is the home of our family and our sheep and assorted other farm animals. The
name; Solbakken is of Norwegian origin and translates to "Sunny Hill" and that
describes our past summer; "All Sun and no Rain." The drought affected our part
of North Dakota again in 2004. Only timely rains in June saved the small grain
crops. Pastures and hayland suffered again for the second year in a row. It is
the weather cycle here on the Great Plains and a cycle that we relive, just as
our Norwegian ancestors did when they came to North Dakota 120 years ago. The
Merino breed of sheep has adapted to harsh climates here in the US as well as on
the Australian continent, where they are most famous. The fine, white wool is
renowned for its softness, brightness and for its warmth and comfort when
processed into fine woolens. Our goal is to expand into another line of finished
consumer goods such as sweaters and hats. Look for them in the future. We thank
you for your support and your interest in our fine Merino Wool socks and yarns.
And always…we enjoy hearing from our customers. Without you and your love of
fine Merino woolens, we wouldn't be continuing to pursue our goals with our
small band of Merinos.
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