Rural & Rustic

Life on a smallholding in the Welsh hills.

Latest Blog Post: Lambskins... they're back from the tannery

14 Feb 2018, 1:22 p.m.

When we sent two of our lambs to slaughter in September, I brought back their skins so I could have them made into rugs. They came back from the tannery this week and they are gorgeous!

Lambskins are a by-product of having a lamb slaughtered for meat and usually they are not returned to the producer. Some abattoirs send some to tanneries for them to be processed into rugs but most are thrown away. When we were thinking about keeping sheep and raising lambs for ...

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