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.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Farm Market Day
Our thanks goes out to those who visited our booth this morning! It is always fun to meet new fiber friends and talk yarn/spinning wheels/sheep and knitting! What a great opportunity we had today with all the room for spinning where passersby could watch me demonstrate. Wish I had a picture of it, but I didn't think of it again! Oh well. Seems we brought forward fond memories of childhood play and times with Moms now gone to some people strolling by. Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in learning to spin or knit, too!
Holly had a better day today. The Baa-tique drew lots of interest again. Many people took cards, too! Holly was so grown up, it's amazing to see the poise she had and how well she answered questions the customers had. The little kids were running from booth to booth to get Halloween candy, but Holly wasn't wanting to do that because that would take her away from helping customers at her Baa-tique! She really helped in all the work from setting up to taking down, to keeping things neat during the market. She did it all on her own, with much enthusiasm! We are really proud of her and are thrilled to see her blossoming in her own little business!
Yesterday, we had the rare chance to drive out to a country store that sells lots of grocery-type goodies. It's one of our favorite local destinations. The rain finally stopped and the sun came out, lighting up all the brilliant yellow trees. The wind continued to gust, though, and we got caught up in some entertaining swirls of leaves. Later when we were home again, time to get hands gooey in carving those pumpkins! Even though our dozens of pumpkins were harvented weeks ago, it was still tough to decide which one was it when the time came. :)
I got this cute little handbag at that grocery, with bright chickens on the front and back. Fun! I've been looking for one like this for awhile. The bottom picture is the back side. Problem is, Holly and I both love chickens, so we might have to take turns using it!
Well, have to get bundled up for trick or treating, as the warm, gusty winds of yesterday brought cooler temps today! Happy Halloween!