Welcome to the Bear Creek Ranch!
We are a family owned business by Fort Ransom, North Dakota. We raise Registered Romney sheep, white and natural. Contact us for breeding stock we may have available.
All of our products are made from wool that was raised here at the Bear Creek Ranch. Beautiful fiber art inspired by nature, by fiber artist Teresa Perleberg. Check out her one of a kind art in the felting gallery, or visit the store to purchase a piece of art to call your own!
We also provide supplies, kits and basic felting information. Learn how to needle felt with one of our kits All of our kits come with everything you need to make your own sculpture and detailed instructions, and all the wool provided comes from our own flock! Visit the store to see the kits and supplies available. Want to learn how to Needle felt? Live nearby? Contact Bear Creek Design to set up a class with Teresa!
Make sure to stop by the farm news page to keep updated on our new arrivals, and any events we may be attending! And please take a virtual tour of the Bear Creek Ranch and meet the farm residents.
Living Vintage is giving away over $750 in prizes to 27 winners! One of the prizes is a $25 gift certificate to Bear Creek Felting.
I didn’t get much done today as far as felting goes, just one snowman in fact. I had a good reason though, we went to pick up our new Golden Retriever puppy. I spent most of the day keeping him out of trouble or taking pictures of his cuteness. His new family has worn him out though and he is resting now at my feet. I am off to spin some wool into yarn . . .
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A few Snowmen made since my last post. That is about all I have made until recently when I felt I had finally caught up a bit, I made a couple sheep. I had some fun using some crazy art yarn on some of the snowmen. I found the fun yarn at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago and it helped to add something different when making so many of the same things. I am very happy the snowmen are so popular but I am also excited to move on to some new projects soon. You will find some of the items pictured in my Etsy shop , a lot of them sold immediately, but a few are left.
I few projects I finished recently. . .
At the Handspinners conference last month I learned how to use a blending board.
In the picture above I am rolling the blended wool into a rollag.
From the Rolag’s I will be able to spin them into yarn.
This is the yarn that I spun from the rollag.
This is the hat and scarf made from the yarn.
I recently attended the North Dakota Handspinners Conference in Jamestown, ND. My daughter and I had so much fun and learned many new things. My favorite was the blending board and the rolags that I made from it. I am looking forward to making my own blending board soon. Libbie and I went all out for the decorate your bag contest and Libbie won the peoples choice award. I am already looking forward to next year!
Cheri and I met through our interest in each others products on Etsy. She was inspired by my snowmen and these adorable paintings are the result. She has also painted the most adorable cattle paintings that I love. Visit Art Prints by Cheri on Etsy.
Needle Felting my 3rd Elephant.
My husband has been working on this new fenceline feeding system for the sheep. This is what he finished today.
He went to get the sheep to test it out . . .
The sheep are checking out the new system . . .
A little bit of corn.
In the past, while feeding them in the pen they would all come running and pin you on all sides so that you couldn’t move. I’ve even had them squeeze in between my legs while the others pin me on all sides, making it so I couldn’t possibly move to give them their grain. The new way will be perfectly lovely for happily and safely feeding them corn and alfalfa from the other side of the fence.
And the “Flushing of the Ewes” has begun.
P.S. My husband wants you to know, he isn’t quite finished.
A few items recently completed. Most can be found in my Etsy shop.