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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thoughts with New Zealand!

This blog is not about us, or our farm. This time, it's about what the world of computers can do to the word "community". Our thoughts are sincerely with those of New Zealand...especially of the area in ChristChurch. The area experienced a devastating earth quake yesterday (our Tuesday, their Wednesday). Not only do we feel for the people who live there, but we know New Zealand is a land of spinners, knitters, and shepherds (and also people who are related to me). We've watched the images come to us over our TV. Panacaked buildings, amputations, fallen steeples, and disaster declarations. I can't help but think of those who have affected so many of us spinners lives by their excellent Ashford Spinning Wheels. I have some of their most excellent products right here in my house. We here at Wheely Wooly Farm sincerely hope all is well with you, your family, and your workers, and we will keep everyone in our thoughts tonight!

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