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Frankenmuth-The Beautiful Town We Call Home!

Over 70% of our 6000 plus Facebook followers are from out of our great state of Michigan. Many do not know about the beautiful community that we have been apart of for over 125 years....Frankenmuth! Get to know our town and neighbors better by watching this video. Thank you to the crew of Michigan's Best Day for including us in this great production!

 

The Silence of the Lambs

  Hannibal Lecter. Just hearing this movie villain's name is enough to give you nightmares...but then your nightmare turns into a night terror when...

Shearing Time

Warblers don’t check the long range forecast before they migrate north for breeding.  No one knows quite how they know when to pack up and head fo...

It All Starts With The Wool!

Our process begins with our wool source. We searched from coast to coast to find ranchers that not only had the purest wool but enough of it to meet the ever growing demand for our wool bedding. We also wanted to be assured that the sheep that wear our wool are raised and shorn humanely and that the land they graze is...

Thank the King for Turkey rather than Lamb Chops for Dinner

It’s Thanksgiving. And while all of America is thinking about turkey and stuffing, we’re thinking more about how all that feasting makes everyone just plain sleepy.

We can’t help it. Great sleep is our business.

A SOUR SMELL SHOULDN'T INTERRUPT YOUR SWEET DREAMS

This month, we have had at least five inquiries asking if our wool has a smell to it. It has sort of taken me by surprise because 1) our wool doesn't smell so I don't think about that being a possibility and 2) people sell bedding that smells? Ick. 

Keeping Sheep Safe

Here at the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, the sheep help us sleep at night, whether we’re counting them; nestling under cozy comforters made from their fleeces; or resting our heads on a scrumptious wool pillow. But how do our farmers sleep, when sheep are such delectable prey for so many predators come nightfall? Depending...

Preserving Over a 100 Year Old Craft

I started working at the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill in 1995 and there were so many things passed down from generation to generation because “That was how it was done.” As a new employee I did what I was taught and didn’t really think about it.

Fun Songs for Sheep Peeps

Our Frankenmuth Woolen Mill is a part of a small community that is one of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions. Located an easy hour and half drive north of Detroit the city of Frankenmuth shines brightly as America’s Christmas Town.