Uppspuni Mini Mill is located at Lækjartúni, 851 Hellu. We turned the machines on the 1st of July 2017.
At the weekend 17. and 18. of March 2018 was the formal opening of the Mini Mill and Yarn Store. Since then it has been an adventurous journey.
We, Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir and Tyrfingur Sveinsson, are farmers in South of Iceland and the proud owners of Uppspuni Mini Mill. We farm with sheep and beef cattle. In winter we have 280 sheep which double their number in the spring when the lambs come. They graze in our pastures in May and June, and then they are brought to the mountains for summer-grazing. At the beginning of September, we bring them back to our pastures, where they graze until November. More about Herding...
At the beginning of November, we house them and have them shorn. Shearing them the very same day as they come inside gives us luxurious, clean and wonderful wool which we make our yarn from. More about our sheep...
The cattle cows are 25. They have their calves in May and June. The cows are outside all year round, strong and healthy. They have access to a shelter which they only use when the snow storm is wet and icy but stay out even though the temperature is -12 °C. In summer they graze in the pastures, but they need additional feed in the hay, from the beginning of September until the end of May. In November we take the calves inside, giving their mothers free time from milking and the calves get hay and barley we grow on our farm. We have not spun from the cattle hair, but it would be exciting to try it sometime.
The Award of Excellence
The 21st of November 2018 we received the Award of Excellence from Icelandic Lamb. We are very proud of it.