Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles
Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It's hard to believe, but two beautiful Cayuga ducks now live on our farm! They are all black, with a green to purply sheen in the sunlight. We chose just one drake (male) and a hen (female), with hopes of hatching out eggs next summer. They are very docile, quiet, and easy so far! I feel like I've purchased a vacuum for the garden. We let them out in the pumpkins this evening and were amazed at their exceptional vision in spotting bugs and vacuuming them up with their broad bills. They didn't go far, always sticking together. We enjoyed watching them. It made for a peaceful and relaxing summer evening to be remembered when the winter winds blow!