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.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Celebrating Col. Dailley's Flock Day part 2

If you haven't read the previous farm post, do that first, then come back to this one. :)

I just sent in a request to our breed organization's newsletter. As long as I've been a part of this organization, I don't recall ever having a time to express thanks...collectively as a membership... for all Col. Dailley had done. Time is passing. The further we get from the import date, and the more member farms retire out of membership, I think having an official day to remember and "celebrate"...really meaning express gratitude...would be a fitting thing to do. By celebrating, we can all remember how lucky we are that a man who was not a sheep person, not a spinner and not a knitter, would dedicate so much of his time to bring a little sheep here! Celebrating would also help to educate new member farms.

I don't have many ideas on what we could do yet, but I'm thinking an annual date could be determined, then each year, things could be in the newsletter about the import. I'd really like for ideas to come in from the membership. That's why I sent an email to our newsletter editor. If it all works, and my idea isn't stolen by another MSSBA member (giggle, giggle), you'll see more details in a newsletter soon!

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