This yarn came from a lamb that was born black, as shaela sheep are. By the time this little guy was about....8? months old, his fleece had turned this lovely steely-grey color already! The tips remained black from his "birth coat", making up the black you see in the beautiful yarn. I am absolutely stunned by the depth of color this fiber offers! It is very rich and bright! Once again Shetland sheepies, you amaze me!!!
Update: Birds, birds, birds! Winter is weakening it's grip! Saturday morning, a Red-Winged Black Bird was singing in the tree that shades the chicken coop from steamy summer morning sun. Friday afternoon, two Sand Hill Cranes were courting right on the shoulder of the road!!! As we slowly, slowly passed by, I saw the cranes right out my window and their heads were as high as mine!! These birds can be nearly five feet tall so it was exciting to get so close, literally just a few feet! Sunday morning on my sleepy way out the door to the barn, the Cardinal woke me up with a very bright greeting! The mourning dove promply chimed in! Then, I heard it!! Robins!!!!!!!! Robins were singing in the maple tree in the front yard. Aaahhhhhh! Finally!