About the Halsbury Barton Jacobs

All of our products are unique and all naturally coloured. We have made and designed all of these luxurious woollen products for you to buy as a gift to give as a present or for yourself, a product that has been made in the U.K. Everyone who purchases one of our woollen products can be assured of it’s traceability back to our family farm at Halsbury in North Devon.

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Halsbury Bambie, North Devon Show 2004
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Halsbury Bambie, 2008

In 2003 the Halsbury flock of Jacob sheep was established on the Slee’s family farm in North Devon. Unbeknown to our daughter Charlotte her father had bought her three Jacob ewes with lambs for her 15th birthday. We did not realise how popular the Jacob sheep would become, Charlotte & Christopher soon put them into the show ring at local agricultural shows.

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North Devon Show August 2014
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Woolsery Show 2017

After many years of hard work Charlotte & Christopher have come home with many rosettes. We have met many Jacob enthusiasts at the agricultural shows we’re we have learnt about the great quality of Jacob sheep wool and the great taste of there meat.

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A group of ewes
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Halsbury Kiwi

The flock has now increased to a strong number of fifty breeding ewes, producing many wonderful fleeces. This is when we decided to make more use of their wool.

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Sheep shearing 2017
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Sheepskin

We have the sheep sheared once a year, we separate the wool into the colours then send it to be washed, spun, processed and made into our own throws, cushions, knee rugs, scarfs. We also produced our own Jacob sheepskins at a local tannery. It takes many months to create these luxurious sheepskins, they look stylish & feel wonderful to touch.

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Knitting yarn
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Hand knitted snood

Recently we have branched out into knitting yarn made from their wool. We sent the wool to the Natural fibre company in Cornwall for processing. Our yarn is then made into two colours a grey & a white. The yarn is made up of 75% Jacob and 25% mohair to add a little more texture.

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Hand knitted child’s cardigan
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Adults knee length socks

We are busy working with the yarn making many different things, headbands ,mittens, hats, bow tie scarfs, children’s cardigans, ponchos. Also selling knitting kits.

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Throws
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Okehampton Show 2017 winning Breed champion and Reserve Champion

The sheep are born and bred here on the rolling hills of North Devon. Jacobs are a unique breed which produce succulent lamb and fine wool perfect for spinning.

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