Meet the Producer:
Hyer Wools, a small, 40-acre homestead in the Hyer area near the community of Stanley, N.M., is now featured in the “Meet the Producer” exhibit in the Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn. Kerry and Kathleen Mower have operated their homestead and business since 1994. The Mowers raise purebred, registered Finnish Landrace sheep. Kerry is the animal expert and a skilled professional blade shearer. He has a PhD in animal health and works full-time as a wildlife biologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Kathleen focuses on fiber arts, with wool crafts such as spinning, crocheting, felting, and embroidery getting special attention. She is an accomplished needlewoman. Their goal is to raise healthy sheep and produce an abundance of wonderfully soft wool for hand spinning and fiber craft.