09/20/19 6:00am

Cotswold sheep are known for long curls and strong wool. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

While North Fork farmers have turned their attention to fall crops, mid-September brings a different kind of harvest at Browder’s Birds. Twice a year, professional shearer Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Yarn and Farm in Yaphank visits the Mattituck farm to shave wool from the 21-member Cotswold flock.  (more…)

03/20/19 6:01am

Holly Browder with one of her rare breed of sheep. (Credit: Tara Smith)

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Holly Browder and her husband, Chris, were up to their ears in wool sheared from their flock of about 20 heritage Cotswold sheep raised on their Mattituck livestock farm.

“We didn’t know what to do with it all,” Browder said, sifting through a large paper leaf bag brimming with raw fleece. (more…)